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Bird in the Wire

Australia, 1999 (MIFF 2000, Fiction)

Director: Phillip Donnellon

Inspiration on a 1940s production line. A coathanger factory, a white pigeon and a young woman. Even the briefest encounter can inspire relief from life's everyday routines.

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