Winged Migration Birds eat. Birds swim. Occasionally, birds scuffle. But mostly, birds just fly. And as Jacques Perrin's Oscar-nominated doc Winged Migration makes clear, this is an… Winged Migration Birds eat. Birds swim. Occasionally, birds scuffle. But mostly, birds just fly. And as Jacques Perrin's Oscar-nominated doc Winged Migration makes clear, this is an…
Movie on DVD Review

Winged Migration (2003)

Winged Migration | FLIGHT CLUB ''Migration'' follows the glorious existence of several bird species
Image credit: Winged Migration: Renan Marzin
FLIGHT CLUB ''Migration'' follows the glorious existence of several bird species
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Nov 18, 2003; DVD Release Date: Nov 18, 2003; Movie Rated: G; Genre: Documentary; Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Birds eat. Birds swim. Occasionally, birds scuffle. But mostly, birds just fly. And as Jacques Perrin's Oscar-nominated doc Winged Migration makes clear, this is an extraordinary thing. Positioning us alongside more than 20 species as they glide over 40 countries and countless bodies of water, Perrin creates images so crisp they seem almost too perfect to be real.

EXTRAS A 50-minute featurette explaining how the crew accomplished such a feat (hint: It involved training baby birdies and manipulating various glider-type vehicles) is fascinating, and made with as much tenderness for our feathered friends as the movie itself.

Originally posted Nov 18, 2003 Published in issue #738 Nov 21, 2003 Order article reprints
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