THE PARROT LADY

Directed by Michalis Kalopaidis

Produced by Michalis Kalopaidis

Cyprus, 2020

7 min

The parrot lady' is inspired by a true story. The film works as an artistic interpretation of a woman's life who chose to live on the streets with her parrots, afraid of dying alone in her home.

Inspired by a true story, The Parrot Lady tells the tale of an elderly woman who, despite having her own home, spends her days and nights roaming the streets with her three birds. After months of watching her, the narrator asks the “parrot lady” why she chooses to live on the street. Watch this film for the woman’s powerful, poignant answer, which may hit you hard, as it did me.

— Katherine Tolentino, Programmer