Two peasant children, Mytyl and Tyltyl, are led by Berylune, a fairy, to search for the Blue Bird of Happiness. Berylune gives Tyltyl a cap with a diamond setting, and when Tyltyl turns the diamond, the children become aware of and conversant with the souls of a Dog and Cat, as well as of Fire, Water, Bread, Light, and other presumably inanimate things. The troupe thus sets off to find the elusive Blue Bird of Happiness. Written by
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Did You Know?
This heavily stylized film, released in 1918, features many unusual sets and costumes and was a precursor of the expressionist German cinema, such as The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
(1920). Before becoming a filmmaker, director Maurice Tourneur
studied as an illustrator and, for a time, was an assistant to the famous sculptor Auguste Rodin
. Tourneur used set design and lighting effects to give "The Bluebird" an expressionistic look. See more
Light, the most glorious soul of all.
Version of The Blue Bird