From the producers of Belle And Sebastian comes this delightful new film, perfect viewing for the whole family which broke box office records in France.
Based on real-life events the film tells of an eccentric scientist who studies wild geese migrations. Along with his 14-year-old son Thomas, he plans to aid the endangered species by guiding the geese he has raised through safer migration routes to Norway with his ultra-light aircraft.
However, the plan alters and Thomas must take the dangerous journey alone, flying through storms while evading law enforcers. Will he complete the mission and be declared a hero, or will the law enforcers put a stop to this well-intentioned quest which the media have taken an interest in?
This is the inspiring story of the love a man and his son had for these wild animals and the death-defying journey made to secure their future existence. The film would not have been effective without the mesmerising aerial cinematography over picturesque landscapes and the emotionally-charged musical score.
Spread Your Wings indirectly serves as a cautionary tale, as an announcement was made prior to the end credits that Europe has lost a staggering 420 million birds in under 30 years.
Reviewed by Mark Morellini