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The Crimson Wing

The Crimson Wing
  • 2008
  • US/UK
  • 78 min
  • PG
  • 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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The Crimson Wing

17 Sep 20093 stars

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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