The Crimson Wing
- US / UK
- 1h 18min
- Directed by: Matthew Aeberhard, Leander Ward
- Written by: Melanie Finn
- Language: English, French
This mould-breaking nature documentary, filmed during a gruelling sixteen month shoot on the salt lakes of Natron in Tanzania, sets out to capture the life cycle of the Lesser Flamingo. Hard facts are jettisoned in favour of an opaque narrative, and the resulting film becomes a visual poem set to a musical score in which the lake becomes another planet inhabited by strange and elusive creatures.
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Reviews & features
The Crimson Wing17 Sep 2009
The life cycle of the Lesser Flamingo
This is the first cinematic venture to come out of the newly formed DisneyNature corporation and it certainly boasts all the right credentials: syrupy narrative read by Mariella Frostrup and a trendy soundtrack by The Cinematic Orchestra. What you…
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