Michell, known for “Notting Hill,” “Morning Glory” and most recently, “My Cousin Rachel,” among many others, is a skilled and versatile director, able to genre jump while always putting character first. He’s a sort of master at dinner scenes, and the one that anchors “Blackbird” is breathtaking. Lily, bathed in candlelight, swathed in red velvet, is the radiant focal point of this meal that runs a full emotional spectrum as revelations move to the surface. Cinematographer Mike Eley, a frequent Michell collaborator, captures close-ups with a light-touch hand-held camera, utilizing focus to layer characters as they navigate the tricky waters of the truth. The entire film is beautifully shot, using practical lighting and the gorgeous natural setting efficiently.