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54 Ratings


Directed by Ishu Patel
Canada, 1984
Animation, Short


Within the crystal chambers of a glittering palace, a magnificent bird performs for its Emperor—its plumage a blaze of color. A blackbird, watching enviously, strives to acquire what he so desperately covets, only to discover that a golden cage cannot vie with the open skies.

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Paradise Directed by Ishu Patel

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

1985 | 2 wins including: Best Short Film (Silver Berlin Bear)

Academy Awards

1985 | Nominee: Best Short Film, Animated

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