Taking its title from the poem by Charles Bukowski, Jérémie Guez’s slow-burning drama is based on Dannie M Martin’s book The Dishwasher. A Bluebird in My Heart tells the story of ex-convict Danny (Roland Moller) who works as a dishwasher in a restaurant and lives in an old hotel. Here he befriends the owner, single
mother Laurence (Veerle Baetens), and her daughter, Clara (Lola La Lann). But there is trouble on the horizon.
In A Bluebird in My Heart writer/director Guez (whose credits include writing The Night Eats the World), creates a human drama, peopled by haunted protagonists who often seem unable to control their lives.
Drawing powerful performances from the cast and with beautiful camera work, A Bluebird in My Heart is a tense, powerful drama.
DIRECTED BY JÉRÉMIE GUEZ, 2018/85 MIN
SCREENING: WED 10, 2 PM, SX | FRI 12, 6.20PM, LUNA
Screens with CHERRY SEASON