Spread your Wings
Donne-moi des ailes
Dir: Nicolas Vanier
Inspired by a true story, Spread your Wings follows video game-addicted teenager Thomas (Louis Vazquez) who is sent by his mother, Paola (Mélanie Doutey), to spend the school holidays with his father in the beautiful, yet secluded, wetlands of the Camargue region in Southern France. With no wi-fi and only his ornithologist father, Christian (Jean-Paul Rouve), for company, Thomas is slowly drawn into his father’s passion for a gaggle of new-born wild geese. Together, father and son train the birds for their first migratory flight, hoping to free them from captivity. In doing so, they also start to rebuild their own strained relationship.
Director Nicolas Vanier
Cast Jean-Paul Rouve, Mélanie Doutey, Louis Vazquez, Frédéric Saurel, Lilou Fogli | 2019 | France/Norway | 113 mins | French with English subtitles.
“Makes you want to re-engage with nature.” – La Croix