Through an Open Window (1992)

  |  Short

A middle-aged suburban woman is haunted by what she believes to be a bird that is stuck in her house, convincing those around her that she has lost her mind.

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27 December 2002 | LGwriter49
Quirky effective short film
Eric Mendelson's 23 minute film Through an Open Window is a sharp look at an aging woman's fears. In a small suburban town, the woman--superbly played by Anne Meara--leaves her house, convinced that a bird is trapped inside it, to wander through the neighborhood seeking help and reassurance. What she finds instead is confirmation of her own trapped psyche that increasingly closes in on her until, at the end, she is left alone with it in a Beckettian finale. This is an intense and brilliantly imagined short film by the writer-director of Judy Berlin. Recommended (it's on the same DVD with Judy Berlin).

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