THE YELLOW BIRDS
Narrative Feature | 94 minutes

HIFF 2017

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This film played at HIFF 2017
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Directed By
Alexandre Moors

Produced By
Courtney Solomon
Jeffrey Sharp
Mark Canton

Executive Produced By
Jennifer Aniston

Written By
David Lowery
R.F.I. Porto

Featuring
Jennifer Aniston
Toni Collette
Alden Ehrenreich
Tye Sheridan
Jack Huston


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East Coast Premiere

2017 | English | USA

In the midst of the Iraq War, Bartle (Alden Ehrenreich, soon to be Han Solo in an upcoming STAR WARS film) and Murph (Tye Sheridan), two young soldiers fresh out of training camp, find themselves woefully unprepared for the realities facing them upon their deployment into active duty. What starts off as a simple mission ends in tragedy, driving one traumatized soldier to return home desperate to escape the past, while the other’s parents begin their own search for the truth. Aided by stand-out supporting turns from Jennifer Aniston and Toni Collette, THE YELLOW BIRDS provides a haunting look at the personal devastation facing both the soldiers on the ground and those they leave behind.