Birds of Paradise (2021) - Rotten Tomatoes

Birds of Paradise (2021)



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Kate Sanders is an ambitious and gifted, if tomboyish, aspiring ballerina from Virginia who, because of her low-income status, is given a scholarship to attend a prestigious ballet school in Paris, France. Upon arriving at the cutthroat, internationally-renowned institution, her confidence and emotional fortitude are tested by a beautiful, mysterious fellow dancer, Marine Durand, who recently lost her brother (and dance partner) to suicide. While confrontational at first, Kate and Marine's relationship evolves into an emotionally-charged, competitive union beset by lies, sexual awakening and, ultimately, emotional breakthrough as they risk everything to win the school's ultimate prize: a contract to join the Opéra national de Paris.


Diana Silvers
as Kate Sanders
Jacqueline Bisset
as Madame Brunelle
Vincent D'Onofrio
as Scott Sanders
Kristine Froseth
as Marine Elise Durand
Caroline Goodall
as Celine Durand
Roger Barclay
as Lucien Durand
Stav Strashko
as Daniel Camargo
Jeremy Wheeler
as State Department Official
Osiel Gouneo
as Benjamin
Didier Flamand
as Francis Chevalier
Paige Bestington
as School Balerina #3
Gergo Balazsi
as School Dancer #6
Paulombo Valerio
as School Dancer #3
Gonzalez P. Viktor
as School Dancer #8
Hak Guus
as School Dancer #4
Sardella Francesco
as School Dancer #2
Carulla Leon Jessica
as School Ballerina #6
Hélène Cardona
as Parisian Ballet Teacher
Maddie Green
as Isabelle
Kovacs N. Agoston
as School Dancer #10
Cric Nika
as School Ballerina #4
Molnar David
as School Dancer #9
Benjamin Allison
as Foreign Dignitary Husband
Omarova Adema
as School Ballerina #7
Ksenia Kulakova
as School Ballerina #5
Annamaria Voltolini
as School Ballerina #9
Gyorgy Lazar
as Accompanist
Seiya Yano
as Andre Dancer #1
Diachkov Dimitry
as Ollie Durand
Berardi Federico
as School Dancer #7
Maria Nikolayeva
as School Ballerina #8
Zhukov Dmitry
as School Dancer #5
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Critic Reviews for Birds of Paradise

All Critics (30) | Top Critics (13)

Birds of Paradise is a fine little lesbian diversion for a moody day. Worst case, you'll remember how good Diana Silvers is in Booksmart and watch that again.

November 2, 2021 | Full Review…

The dancers are very good, and Jacqueline Bisset playing that devil -- she was absolutely outstanding.

September 28, 2021 | Full Review…

High class trash... It is a film that you don't necessarily feel proud of yourself for enjoying as much as you do.

September 28, 2021 | Full Review…

Beautiful yet hollow, intriguing yet distanced, skillfully performed without much of a beating heart.

September 24, 2021 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Sarah Adina Smith has a gift for striking images and creating intriguingly spooky moods, bordering on gothic, but the plot is so overstuffed we hardly have time to even notice Jacqueline Bisset as the demanding director of the ballet group.

September 24, 2021 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Birds of Paradise gets lost in its own muddied aesthetic pretensions.

September 24, 2021 | Full Review…

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