Birth starts off right away with the voice over of a man explaining that if he lost his wife and the next day a bird landed on his windowsill and told him that it was his wife, he would believe it or at least he would want to even though, in the end, his wife is a bird.
Birth (2004) is a film directed by Jonathan Glazer and stars Nicole Kidman as the lead. It is about a woman, Anna, who loses her husband, Sean. After ten years and finally fully recovering from Sean’s death, she is ready to marry again. As they begin their wedding planning, an unusual little boy named Sean comes into their lives claiming that he is her deceased husband. Anna resists at first but slowly gives into the comfort of her husband’s possible resurrection.
Some of you might disagree with me on this, but Birth is a justification for homosexuality. It’s a way of saying that love is love. Of course it’s an odd way of saying it but in the end when two people love each other, and consent is given, does it really matter what sex you are. Anna is blinded by the love she has for her former husband that she forgets Sean is only a young boy. This could be applied to any relationship out there.
Birth is a great argument for sexual fluidity.