Esther, a beautiful Jewish-Norwegian teenager, dreams of moving to America with her parents and becoming a Hollywood star. But shortly before the family manages to leave Europe, the Nazis invade the country and their hometown. They are rounded up but Esther manages to escape and winds up on an occupied farm, where she pretends to be a Norwegian boy, perhaps her most demanding role yet. Suspenseful and chilling, The Birdcatcher sheds light on the little-known plight of Norwegian Jews during the war.

Winner – Best Cinematography & Best Feature, European Cinematography Awards 2019

Winner – Best International Film, Best Actress Feature Film (Sarah-Sofie Boussnina), Best Supporting Actor (Jakob Cedergren), Best Sound & Best Cinematographer, Garden State Film Festival 2019

Winner – Best Feature, Hill Country Film Festival 2019

Nominated – Best Nordic Feature, Santa Barbara International Film Festival 2019

“A film full of sound and fury.” – The Times of Israel

Screenings

9 Nov

8.00pm + Panel Discussion

London JW3 Hall

Sponsors: Toni Schiff Memorial Fund, Holocaust Research Institute

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10 Nov

4.00pm

Liverpool FACT

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11 Nov

8.00pm

London Reel Borehamwood

Sponsors: The Association of Jewish Refugees

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13 Nov

8.25pm

Glasgow Glasgow Film Theatre

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27 Nov

6.00pm

Newcastle Tyneside Cinema

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28 Nov

6.00pm

Bristol Watershed Cinema

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1 Dec

6.00pm

Nottingham Broadway

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3 Dec

6.00pm

Norwich Cinema City Picturehouse

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3 Dec

8.30pm

Exeter Exeter Picturehouse

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4 Dec

8.45pm

Brighton Duke of York's Picturehouse

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8 Dec

4.00pm

York City Screen Picturehouse

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9 Dec

6.00pm

Birmingham Everyman Mailbox

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10 Dec

2.45pm

Chichester Chichester Cinema at New Park

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11 Dec

2.00pm

Chichester Chichester Cinema at New Park

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