Initially drawn to the film’s script, Nicole decided to make “Birth” when she found out it would be directed by Jonathan Glazer. Nicole knew Glazer would approach the film in a sensitive and unique way, and she loved his previous film, “Sexy Beast.”
Nicole plays Anna, a woman who meets a boy who claims to be the reincarnation of her late husband. At first she and her family treat the boy’s claims as a joke, but then the boy reveals things only her husband could have known. Slowly, Ann begins to wonder if the boy just might be telling the truth. Soon she begins to unravel, and her life and the lives of everyone around her are changed forever. Anna is a damaged woman, but the movie is about more than a woman’s grief. It’s about love and being held under the spell of a person.
If you haven’t already, watch the film so we can discuss what other questions it raises.
Have you seen ”Birth?” What did you think? What questions did it raise for you?