Birds of Paradise is an American film by Amazon Studios. It is based on a 2019 novel Bright Burning Stars, which A.K. Small wrote. Sarah Adina Smith is the writer and director of this film. This film is produced by Dara Gordon, Jonako Donley, and Trevor Adley under Anonymous Content and Everything is Everything production companies.
This movie is rated 6.8 out of 10 on IMDb. The story is about two ballet dancers in Paris. Their friendship will be tested after the completion of a contract. Let us explore more about the movie.
Release Date and Where to Watch
In February 2020, Birds of Paradise was announced. Production of film started in the same month in Budapest, Hungary. In March 2020, production was paused due to the Covid pandemic and resumed in August 2020. The film was released on September 24, 2021, by Amazon Studios. The film is only available to watch on Amazon Prime Videos for its subscribers. You can watch this film for free also as Amazon provides 30 days free trial.
Cast members who were seen in the movie Birds of Paradise are Marine Elise Durand played by Kristine Froseth, Kate Sanders played by Diana Silvers, Madame Brunelleschi played by Jacqueline Bisset, Valentine Louvet played by Stav Strashko, Scott Sanders played by Vincent D’Onofrio and voiced by Toby Huss, Felipe played by Daniel Camargo, Luc played by Solomon Golding, Gia played by Eva Lomby, Clarie played by Alice Dardenne, Francis Chevalier played by Didier Flamand, and Parisian Ballet Teacher voiced by Helene Cardona.
Jean Paul by Gaetan Vermeulen, Benjamin Mouton played by Osiel Gouneo, Jamal played by Nasim Lyes, Sarah Barinelli played by Igone De Jongh, Isabelle played by Maddie Green, Celine Durand played by Caroline Goodall, and Lucien Durand played by Roger Barclay.
Birds of Paradise follows two ballet dancers Kate Sanders and Marine Elise Durand. They both were competitors and then became best friends. The movie has attracted its viewers by the energetic performance by Diana (as Kate) and Kristine (as Marina). Kate will be seen as a middle-class American ballerina at a Parisian institution through a scholarship that she earned from her work. Marine will be an upper-class ballerina; in the beginning, she thinks that Kate is her enemy. Kate once embraces Marina by remarking Marina’s dead brother.
They were fighting with each other for a contract of joining an Opera National De Paris. They often used to climb on each other legs. Kate was unable to meet the expectations during their practice period. And Marina never missed a chance to show Kate down. Marina was the favorite of the academy because of her beauty and talent. She was praised a lot by her schoolmates and was in a relationship with Felipe (the best male dancer).
Suddenly, they became sisters; they promised that they would either achieve their victory together or not claim any price. This bond came because of their head Madame Brunelle who wanted all her students to be nice to each other. Will Marine truly become Kate’s friend or just fooling her, will she be hiding any secret. The film reveals many secrets, so it might be possible to see a twist at the end of the story.