Bird is a 2024 drama film written and directed by Andrea Arnold and starring Barry Keoghan.

Directed byAndrea Arnold
Written byAndrea Arnold
Produced by
CinematographyRobbie Ryan
Edited byJoe Bini
Distributed by
Release date
  • 16 May 2024 (2024-05-16) (Cannes)
Running time
119 minutes
  • United Kingdom
  • France
  • Germany
  • United States
Cast and crew of Bird during its premiere at 2024 Cannes Film Festival

The film had its world premiere at the 77th Cannes Film Festival on 16 May 2024.[1]







Keoghan reportedly came aboard the project in May 2023 after leaving the cast of Ridley Scott epic Gladiator II.[3] That same month Franz Rogowski was revealed to be in talks to join the cast.[4]



Principal photography took place in the south of England with filming locations including Gravesend, Dartford, Ashford and Bean, Kent in June 2023.[5][6] In July 2023 filming took place on the Isle of Sheppey.[7]



Bird was presented at the European Film Market as part of the Berlin International Film Festival, with Cornerstone Films handling sales.[8] The film was selected in the main competition at the 2024 Cannes Film Festival,[9] where it premiered on 16 May 2024.[1] Prior to, Mubi acquired UK and Irish distribution rights to the film from Cornerstone, subsequently buying rights to North America and Turkey as well.[10][11]



Critical response


On Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 73% based on 40 reviews, with an average rating of 7.2/10.[12] On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 69 out of 100, based on 17 critic reviews indicating "generally favorable" reviews.[13]


Award Date of ceremony Category Recipient(s) Result Ref.
Cannes Film Festival 25 May 2024 Palme d'Or Andrea Arnold Nominated [14]
Queer Palm Nominated [15]
Prix de la Citoyenneté Won [16]


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  7. ^ Carr, Megan (31 July 2023). "Oscar winner films Bird blockbuster in Leysdown, Sheppey". Kentonline. Retrieved 1 August 2023.
  8. ^ Ritman, Alex (29 January 2024). "Andrea Arnold's 'Bird,' Starring Barry Keoghan and Franz Rogowski, Heading to Berlin With Cornerstone (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Archived from the original on 3 February 2024. Retrieved 2 February 2024.
  9. ^ Lattanzio, Ryan (11 April 2024). "2024 Cannes Film Festival Lineup Revealed: Paul Schrader, Andrea Arnold, and David Cronenberg Among Competition Filmmakers". IndieWire. Archived from the original on 11 April 2024. Retrieved 11 April 2024.
  10. ^ Whittock, Jesse (14 May 2024). "Andrea Arnold Deal; Brosnan First Look; Disney+ CEE Original; Mark Rylance Theater Casting; Brit Horrors Debut In Cannes Market; ITV Diversity Label — Global Briefs". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 14 May 2024.
  11. ^ Keslassy, Elsa; Ritman, Alex (26 May 2024). "Mubi Swoops on Andrea Arnold's Cannes Competition Entry 'Bird' for North America (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 26 May 2024.
  12. ^ "Bird". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved 22 June 2024.
  13. ^ "Bird". Metacritic. Fandom, Inc. Retrieved 30 May 2024.
  14. ^ Ntim, Zac (11 April 2024). "Cannes Film Festival Lineup Set: Competition Includes Coppola, Audiard, Cronenberg, Arnold, Lanthimos, Sorrentino & Abbasi's Trump Movie — Full List". Deadline. Archived from the original on 10 May 2024. Retrieved 9 May 2024.
  15. ^ Dams, Tim (9 May 2024). "Queer Palm reveals eligible titles from 2024 Cannes lineup". Screen International. Retrieved 9 May 2024.
  16. ^ "Festival de Cannes 2024: le Prix de la Citoyenneté attribué à "Bird", le Belge Frédéric Sojcher dans le jury". L’Avenir (in French). 25 May 2024. Retrieved 25 May 2024.