Blackbird Movie

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Who's Involved:

Lindsay Duncan, Kate Winslet, David Bernardi, Diane Keaton, Sam Neill, Sherryl Clark, Mia Wasikowska, Susan Sarandon, Rainn Wilson, Roger Michell, Bex Taylor-Klaus, Anson Boon, Christian Torpe

Release Date:

Friday, September 18, 2020 (VOD / Digital)

Rating: R

Runtime: N/A

Plot: What's the story about?

Lily (Susan Sarandon) and Paul (Sam Neill) summon their loved ones to their beach house for one final gathering after Lily decides to end her long battle with ALS on her own terms. The couple is planning a loving weekend complete with holiday traditions, but the mood becomes strained when unresolved issues surface between Lily and her daughters Jennifer (Kate Winslet) and Anna (Mia Wasikowska). Joining the collective farewell are Lily’s son in law (Rainn Wilson), her lifelong friend (Lindsay Duncan), daughter’s partner (Bex Taylor-Klaus) and grandson (Anson Boon). Her story is ultimately one of hope, love and a celebration of life.

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Cast: Who stars in it?

Crew: Who's making Blackbird

A look at the Blackbird behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Roger Michell last directed My Cousin Rachel and Le Week-End.


Christian Torpe


David Bernardi
Sherryl Clark


Screen Media Films

Production Company

Millennium Films

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Production: What we know about Blackbird

Key Facts

  1. The film will premiere at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival (8/31/19).
  2. Diane Keaton will play the mother, Lily, while Kate Winslet and Mia Wasikowsa will play her daughters (Deadline, 7/18/18).
  3. An English-language remake of Bille August’s 2014 Danish-language pic Silent Heart.

Filming Timeline

On or about August 31, 2019, the film was in Completed status.

On or about July 18, 2018, the film was in Production status.

Shooting in set to start in August in London.

Blackbird Release Date: When was it released?

Blackbird was released in 2020 on Friday, September 18, 2020 (VOD / Digital release). There were 14 other movies released on the same date, including Infidel, No Escape and Ravers.

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