Tøndels short fiction recently won the main prize at the Norwegian Short Film Festival and also received an Amanda (the official Norwegian film prize) nomination. It is the story about Benjamin and Maya who share a life and an apartment in the center of Oslo. On the occasion of Benjamin's 26th birthday, Tobias, Benjamins younger and more successful brother, comes to visit for the weekend. During a late night dinner party with friends, Maya tells a story about a sexual experience she had in Brazil. As a consequence, Benjamin's insecurities and vulnerabilities begin to surface. Bird Hearts is a film about gender roles and jealousy, sex and family - and the tricky power of the stories lovers tell.