Inspired by Anais Nin collection of erotic stories, Little Birds is set in the famous 'international zone' of tangier.
About Little Birds
We arrive with New York heiress Lucy Savage (Juno Temple) fresh off the transatlantic steamer and ready for love and marriage in exotic climes. But when her husband Hugo (Hugh Skinner) does not receive her in the way she expected, she spins off into the surprising, diverse and degenerate world of Tangier in 1955. Period drama about an ingénue abroad this is not. Instead, Little Birds is very modern tale of a woman losing and then finding herself down a mesmerising rabbithole. What Lucy discovers is a world in flux, a country quivering on the cusp of independence, populated by a myriad of characters including a provocative dominatrix, Cherifa Lamor (Yumna Marwan) who particularly captures Lucy’s imagination.
A bold and subversive re-invention of melodrama for our times, Little Birds takes the audience and all our characters on a witty, moving and provocative journey towards freedom and independence.
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Heiress Lucy Savage arrives in Tangier in 1955 - one of the last outposts of colonial decadence, and a culture shock in more ways than one.
Lucy gets herself an invitation to an exclusive wrap party, which she attends with Adham. Later, she is invited to lunch with the Secretary without her husband.
Hugo struggles with unfinished business that Lucy's father asked him to take care of. Adham finds his royal bearing is of little help in the Interzone
Lucy decamps to the home of the Contessa Mandrax where she is consoled by the Contessa and Lili. Meanwhile, Cherifa returns to Tangier.
Lucy meets Bill, who claims to be an artist but is actually an undercover agent for the CIA. Meanwhile, Cherifa falls into the Secretary's trap.
Lucy decides to collaborate with the CIA in entrapping her father and is forced to work with Cherifa in order to free herself.