Birds of Passage (Les oiseaux de passage)

Director(s): Olivier Ringer
Country: Belgium / France
Language: French w/ English subtitles
Live Action | 2015 | 84 min
Genre: Drama
Recommended for ages 8+ (Parental Guidance: Age noted for subtitles. Suitable for all ages.)

Cathy’s tenth birthday is tough enough without her eccentric father giving her an egg as a gift along with a warning: “Be there when it is born so the bird recognizes YOU as its mother.”  After a game of hide-and-seek goes awry, Cathy’s friend Margaux unknowingly becomes the “mother.” Unfortunately for the bird and Margaux, her parents believe Margaux is unable to care for this pet from her wheelchair. It takes a duckling, a great friend and a temporary flight from home to alter everyone’s impressions of life’s limitations.


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