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Fly Away Home
Directed by Carroll Ballard • 1996 • United States
Starring Jeff Daniels, Anna Paquin, Dana Delany
THE BLACK STALLION director Carroll Ballard crafts another richly expressive look at the bond between children and animals. Following the death of her mother, thirteen-year-old Amy (Anna Paquin) leaves New Zealand to go live with her estranged father (Jeff Daniels) in Canada. When a flock of orphaned baby geese comes into her care, Amy must help the chicks to leave the nest by teaching them to fly. Featuring luminous cinematography and touching performances from Paquin and Daniels, this beloved coming-of-age tale soars with tender, heartfelt feeling.