Coming Out at September 24, 2021 on Prime Video
Birds of Paradise is drama film directed by Sarah Adina Smith, and written by Sarah Adina Smith & A.K. Small. The film stars Kristine Froseth, Diana Silvers, Jacqueline Bisset, Stav Strashko, Solomon Golding, Alice Dardenne and Daniel Camargo.
Kate Sanders (Diana Silvers) is an ambitious and gifted, if tomboyish, aspiring ballerina from Virginia who, because of her low-income status, is given a scholarship to attend a prestigious ballet school in Paris, France. Upon arriving at the cutthroat, internationally-renowned institution, her confidence and emotional fortitude are tested by a beautiful, mysterious fellow dancer, Marine Durand (Kristine Froseth), who recently lost her brother (and dance partner) to suicide. While confrontational at first, Kate and Marine’s relationship evolves into an emotionally-charged, competitive union beset by lies, sexual awakening and, ultimately, emotional breakthrough as they risk everything to win the school’s ultimate prize: a contract to join the Opéra national de Paris.
Director: Sarah Adina Smith
Writers: Sarah Adina Smith, A.K. Small (novel)
Stars: Kristine Froseth, Diana Silvers, Jacqueline Bisset, Stav Strashko, Solomon Golding, Alice Dardenne, Daniel Camargo
|Kristine Froseth||►||Marine Durand|
|Diana Silvers||►||Kate Sanders|
|Caroline Goodall||►||Celine Durand|
|Hélène Cardona||►||Parisian Ballet Teacher (voice)|
|Roger Barclay||►||Lucien Durand|
|Jeremy Wheeler||►||State Department Official|
|Balázs Veres||►||Ballet Competition Guest|