Earthquake Bird (2019) is an upcoming mystery film about a young woman living in Tokyo who becomes the prime suspect in a horrific murder when her friend goes missing in the wake of a tumultuous love triangle. It is an adaptation of the novel of the same name written by British writer Susanna Jones, winner of the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, Betty Trask Award and the Crime Writers’ Association John Creasy Dagger literature awards for this.
In the movie, Lucy is a buttoned-up, MUJI-clad translator who has been in Japan for five years and is desperate to blend in. Her reticent nature hides old scars. There’s also the fact that people around her keep dying, accidentally or otherwise. After a street encounter with hot photographer Teiji, she quickly finds herself under his spell, despite all the warning signs. And the pot is stirred further when American nurse Lily, all blowzy sexual confidence and cultural naivety, arrives in town and Lucy experiences some frightening impulses.
Earthquake Bird (2019) is a moody and intriguing update on 1980s psycho-sexual thrillers, shifting the emphasis onto the psychology of the female protagonist. Wash Westmoreland is the director of the movie, who has also written the screenplay. The filmmaker is a multi-awarded author better known for his drama oriented titles Colette (2018), Still Alice (2014) and Quinceañera (2006). Alicia Vikander, Riley Keough, Jack Huston, Kiki Sukezane, Naoki Kobayashi, Akiko Iwase, Kenta Ogawa, Niclas Ericsson, and Kazuhiro Muroyama form the main cast.
Earthquake Bird (2019) had its world premiere at the BFI London Film Festival on October 10, 2019, where it received mostly positive reactions. Ridley Scott is executive producer of the film under Scott Free Productions. Originally set to distribute by Amazon Studios, it is finally Netflix the platform where the movie will finally be released on November 15th, 2019. Here you can watch the official trailer of Earthquake Bird (2019).
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