Sam Bloom, a young woman, suffers from a freak accident and loses her ability to walk. Confined to a wheelchair, she becomes morose, affecting her relationship with her family. One day, her children bring a magpie, who they affectionately name Penguin. Penguin’s presence starts having an uplifting effect on Sam’s psyche, and she attempts to overcome her disability and be connected with the world again.
Directed by Glendyn Ivin, this drama was an official selection at the 2020 Toronto International Film Festival. It stars Naomi Watts, Andrew Lincoln, Jacki Weaver and others.
Penguin Bloom flies to Netflix on January 27, 2021.