Arguably the most beautiful documentary ever made
Documentary on the migratory patterns of birds,
shot over the course of three years on all seven continents.
A Film By : Jacques Perrin
Run Time 98 minutes
18th May 2008 : 5.45 pm
Ashwin Hospital auditorium
"Winged Migration.", which is awesome to regard, wants to allow us to look, simply look, at birds--and that goal it achieves magnificently. The cameras of Jacques Perrin fly with migratory birds: geese, storks, cranes. The film begins with spring in North America and the migration to the
You see the world beneath as they see it — stunningly spacious, gorgeously hued and sometimes dangerous, for we are with the birds as they skim beneath the bridges of the Seine or past
As de Tregomain puts it, this very sophisticated film is "taking cinema back to the earliest moments as a science, when the image being filmed was less tricky than how the camera was going to capture it." There's a purity in this effort. It's enough to give the serious moviegoer heart in this impure season.
Jacques Perrin ( Born 1941 in
He was given his first juvenile film roles by Italian director Valerio Zurlini. He also gave over 400 performances of L'Année du bac on the Paris stage.He played opposite Claudia Cardinale in the romantic comedy La Ragazza con la valigia and played the adult Salvatore in the international hit Cinema Paradiso. He won two Best Actor awards at the Venice Film Festival in 1966 for the Italian film Almost a Man and the Spanish film The Search.
At 27, he created a studio and filmed the internationally acclaimed Z, which was directed by Costa Gavras . Perrin was both co-producer and actor in the film. He collaborated with Costa Gavras again in État de Siège (State of
His recent successes have been the animal films Microcosmos and Le Peuple Migrateur (Winged Migration), which were both filmed by his studio Galatée Films.