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A darkly poetic fable that begins with a little girl drawing figures of people with chalk on the cement of a playground. She takes notice of an unusual crack in the pavement that is seeping a mysterious black fluid, which she follows to an ominous building. Inside, she encounters several bizarre phenomena, including walls that bleed black and tentacles that emerge from the ceiling to touch her. She then witnesses the birth of five terrifying supernatural beings that threaten the existence of her world. Written by Anonymous

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Lacks a coherent storyline
23 October 2015 | by (Berlin, Germany) – See all my reviews

"The Captured Bird" is a 7.5-minute (10 with credits) short film from 3 years ago. The director and writer is Jovanka Vuckovic and I wish I could say this film was as colorful and memorable as the filmmaker's appearance. It was her first work as a director and a couple more followed since then. Next year, she will probably have her first full feature come out, so looks like she is an aspiring filmmaker with a promising future right now. She also won a couple awards for her work here. The lead actress is Skyler Wexler, mostly known for "orphan Black" these days. Unfortunately, the parts did not form a puzzle for me here. There were a couple semi-scary moments, but nothing too horrible really. And it was just a collection of these. I wish there was some connection or real plot development in this short film, then it could have been a much better watch. unfortunately, I cannot recommend it.


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