Songbird presents itself with beautiful visuals and strong performances. There is an endearing innocence about it that draws in and compels the audience. But it also brings darkness and magic that stop it being sickly sweet.

The films dull and pastel colour palette suit it perfectly and the design of the piece is flawless.

The performances are for the most part strong and the lead actress portrays a layered and well developed character, bringing excellent nuanced characterisations to the role.

Sound and music are used to strong effect throughout the film. Not just the songbirds songs, which are beautiful, but also other music and sound effects are utilised perfectly to enhance but not overpower the story.

An excellent shirt that is well structured and beautifully designed.