Bluebird

Bluebird 

In the frozen woods of an isolated Maine logging town, one woman's tragic mistake brings profound consequences for her community. A thought-provoking drama starring John Slattery, Amy Morton and Adam Driver.

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This gentle, soulfully acted drama...maintains emotional integrity through to its final note of hope 

The Hollywood Reporter

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Edmands' fragile, arthouse-bound debut is a mournful throwback to more poetically inclined times 

Variety

We can't allow movies the quality of Bluebird to fly under the radar 

Examiner.com

It is a distinctive one, and the director is worth your attention 

RogerEbert.com

This gentle, soulfully acted drama...maintains emotional integrity through to its final note of hope 

The Hollywood Reporter

A heart-breaking American indie with a top-notch cast 

The Huffington Post

Lance Edmands is a talent to watch for years to come 

Under the Radar

It's a delicate and affecting drama with grace notes of mystery and redemption 

Salon.com

A poetic meditation on the human struggle 

The New York Times

Bluebird is driven by a series of strong performances  

Screen International

Palpable... Brilliant location shooting by crack cinematographer Jody Lee Lipes 

Newcity

Edmands has pulled together an impressive acting ensemble that brings to life three-dimensional characters  

Film Journal International

Carefully shot, well-observed, terrific performances... Bluebird is an affecting and moving examination of family 

The Playlist

A touching and adventurous little film, filled with exceptional acting 

Hollywood & Fine

Absorbing...Writer/director Lance Edmands demonstrates a natural understanding of character and tone 

Movie Mezzanine

Undoubtably a remarkable achievement, especially for a first-time filmmaker 

Film.com

A heartbreakingly beautiful film about the consequences of an ordinary life 

Film School Rejects

In a film filled with strong performances, Morton's work stands out 

The Dissolve

Bluebird is a truly affecting drama 

We Got This Covered

A solid new voice to keep an eye on 

WhatCulture.com

Nominated: Audience Choice

Chicago International Film Festival

2013

Winner: Best Director

Emerge Film Festival Maine

2015

Nominated: Best Feature

Emerge Film Festival Maine

2015

Nominated: Best Actress

Emerge Film Festival Maine

2015

Nominated: Amy Morton

Emerge Film Festival Maine

2015

Nominated: Emily Meade

Emerge Film Festival Maine

2015

Winner: Jury Prize

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

2013

Winner: Best Actress

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

2013

Nominated: Crystal Globe

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

2013

Nominated: Louve d'Or

Montréal Festival of New Cinema

2013

Nominated: Audience Award

Oldenberg Film Festival

2013

Nominated: Best Film

Stockholm Film Festival

2013

Nominated: Best North American Independent Film

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival

2013

Nominated: Best Narrative Feature

Tribeca Film Festival

2013

Type Feature film
Length 90 Minutes
Rating NR
Genre Drama
Cast Amy Morton, John Slattery, Adam Driver, Louisa Krause, Emily Meade
Writer & Director Lance Edmands
Producer Garrett P. Fennelly, Kyle Martin, Alexander Schepsman
Cinematographer Jody Lee Lipes
Language English
Countries of origin Sweden, United States

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