‘Little Birds (Series)’ (not to be confused with ‘Little Birds’, an earlier movie of Ms. Temple) had it’s launch event in London, earlier this week. First there’ll be some pics taken by a professional photographer present at the site; then two photos from Yumna Marwan, Juno’s co-star; followed by a small video, where they talk about this project; and at the end, a synopsis of the upcoming miniseries (six episodes, each 60 minutes long):
‘Little Birds’ tells the story of two women whose lives – and those of their lovers – become entangled in the unique setting of the Tangier International Zone just before the outbreak of Civil War.
Inspired by the short stories created by Anaïs Nin, this new original drama set in Morocco in 1955 is about two very different women whose lives – and those of their lovers – become dangerously entangled in Tangier’s ‘International Zone’. One of the last outposts of colonial decadence, Tangier is a culture shock in more ways than one for troubled American heiress Lucy Savage (Juno Temple). Fresh off the boat, Lucy must navigate the sexual, personal and political tensions of Tangier, all while longing for a more unconventional life free from the society cage she’s been kept in. Her fiancé Hugo Cavendish-Smyth (Hugh Skinner), an aristocratic English Lord, is torn between his duty to Lucy and his lover Adham Abaza (Raphael Acloque), the most eligible man in Tangier. Meanwhile, Cherifa Lamour (Yumna Marwan), a Moroccan dominatrix famous in this colourful, bohemian town where anything goes, attempts to change the world around her. Her presence enraptures Secretary Pierre Vaney (Jean-Marc Barr), who is desperately in love with her. As Lucy and Cherifa struggle to find independence amid a country breaking free of its past, a passionate, sexy and witty melodrama unfolds. Set against a vivid backdrop of hedonism and conflict, Little Birds weaves together stories of private desire and public politics to deliver a distinctly modern tale of freedom and feminism.