(out of 5)
All young people should see this beautiful tale about an introverted lass (Anna Paquin) who discovers a motherless family of goose eggs in an endangered forest and raises them as her own. When it comes time for them to fly south for the winter, she and her father (Jeff Daniels) devise a flying contraption to guide the birds so that they don’t miss out on the training their parents would have afforded them. Based on a true story about conservationist Bill Lishman (the writers invented the daughter to appeal to a younger audience), the film is gorgeously photographed by Caleb Deschanel and sensitively directed by Carroll Ballard. I strongly recommend parents allow their children to see a film which teaches youngsters that even the smallest person can achieve the biggest goals.
Directed by Carroll Ballard
Cinematography by Caleb Deschanel
Music by Mark Isham
Production Design by Seamus Flannery
Costume Design by Marie-Sylvie Deveau
Film Editing by Nicholas C. Smith