Birds Like Us

A unique animated adventure starring Academy Award® Winners Jeremy Irons, Alicia Vikander and Jim Broadbent, and featuring a soundtrack by global superstar, Peter Gabriel.


In the land of Birdabad, a treebound community in the middle of a vast desert, a society of flightless birds exists. Ruled by a tyrannous leader and his carnivore crew, the fruit-eating birds unthinkingly swap their eggs for fruit. But one young couple, Huppu and Hassan, are determined to defy the system and save their rare chick from this terrible fate…


So begins an ethereal journey through a bizarre yet beautiful universe, as the birds – having been exiled from Birdabad into the terrifying unknown land beyond – team up with a mysterious blind bat, in a peril-filled attempt to reach the place where the sun sets. Only together do they stand a chance of escape.


Based on Persian poet Farid Ud-din Attar’s masterpiece ‘The Conference of the Birds’, Birds Like Us is a powerful tale of acceptance and coming together to overcome differences – part comedy, part political allegory and featuring a visionary animated style.

Director: Faruk Šabanović
Producer: Adnan Ćuhara
Language: English
Cast: Jeremy Irons (Dead Ringers, The Lion King, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice), Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina, The Danish Girl), Jim Broadbent (Moulin Rouge!, The Iron Lady, Another Year), Sheridan Smith (Cilla, Quartet), Khalid Abdalla (The Kite Runner, United 93)
Genre: Animation
Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Runtime: 84 Minutes
Production Year: 2020