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Three years before The Red Balloon, director Albert Lamorisse made this enchanting short film about a young fisherman who tames a wild stallion called White Mane in the marshes of the Camargue in south-west France. The pair soon develop a close bond, but it's not long before the outside world enters and attempts to break up their friendship. This is a gentle but also gritty and haunting film, as the boy and White Mane are pursued by local ranchers wanting to capture the horse. Full of beautifully poetic black-and-white images, the stunning landscapes and wonderfully expressive performances make the film an enthralling watch.
One of the greatest children's films of all time, this much-loved (mostly dialogue-free) French movie is about a young boy and his toy balloon.
5–14 years 34 mins
Enchanting film from famed British social realist director Ken Loach, about a young lad with an unhappy life, who befriends and tames a kestrel hawk.
7+ years 110 mins
A heartwarming story about ten year-old Jojo whose life finds a new sense of purpose when he discovers an injured Jackdaw and nurses it back to health
11+ years 81 mins
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