Birds of Passage

  • Olivier Ringer
  • Belgium, France
  • 2015
  • 83'
  • Les Oiseaux de Passage

Having your birthday on February 29 is terribly stupid. It’s even worse when you get a duck egg for a birthday present. Ten-year-old Cathy and her best friend Margaux hatch the egg and see how the duckling crawls out of the egg. They really want to take care of the little duckling, but her parents don’t want an animal in the house. The duckling is quite likely to end up as cat food so Cathy and Margaux set out on an adventurous journey to rescue it. Directed by brothers Yves and Olivier Ringer, this is a story about two 10-year-old girls who learn about life by helping a duckling. The young leads are impressive and the fluffy duckling is just lovely.

Subtitles: HR

Olivier Ringer

He made his feature-film debut with The Foal (2006), followed by On the Sly (2011), which was selected at 80 festivals and awarded at Berlinale (ECFA Award). He is finishing a new feature film King of the Valley.

Birds of Passage

Olivier Ringer
Yves Ringer, Olivier Ringer
Clarisse Djuroski, Lea Warny, Alain Eloy, Myriem Akkhediou, Angelo Dello, Spedale, Jeanne Dandoy, Camille Voglaire, Renaud Rutten
Mihnea Popescu
Alante Alfandari
Yves Ringer, Antoine Simkine, Philippe Akoka, Arlette Zylberberg
Ring Prod, Les Films D’Antoine, Good Lap, RTBF
Festivals & Awards
ECFA Award Best Children’s European Film 2016; Int’l Children Film Festival Montréal 2015 – Grand Prix; Zlín Film Festival 2015 – Grand Prix & ECFA Award; Giffoni Film Festival 2015 – Special Award; Tokyo Int’l Film Festival 2015 – Grand Prix; Chicago Int’l Film Festival 2015 – Grand Prix; BUFF, Malmö 2016 – Best Film; New York Int’l Children’s Film Festival 2016 – Best Feature

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