Trapped in a sort of domestic hellscape, on opposite sides of the same wall, Eva and Desiree must find a way to survive. The two characters develop diverging approaches to their circumstances but converge at a point of emotional vulnerability. TWO BIRDS explores the psychological effects of solitary confinement and pulls the larger matrix of gender and domesticity into focus.
Moira Fett is a New York based filmmaker whose work examines the contortions of human behavior under the pressures of surveillance, confinement, and extremity. In 2017, Moira directed SOLITARY MINDS, a documentary short following the stories of death row inmates in Texas as they deal, in isolation, with their imminent execution. As a 2018 Creative Culture fellow at the Jacob Burns Film Center, Moira wrote and directed TWO BIRDS and PRACTICE. Moira’s films have been screened at numerous festivals, including the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival, the National Film Festival for Talented Youth, and the Downtown LA Film Festival. In her future work, she will continue to follow themes of entrapment and escape.
DIRECTED BY MOIRA FETT
UNITED STATES | 2019 | ENGLISH LANGUAGE