Luc Jaquet's 2006 Oscar-winning documentary is finally available to the Greek audience! March of the Penguins ( To Taxidi Tou Avtokratora : The Emporer's Journey ) instantly qualifies as a wildlife classic. French filmmaker Luc Jacquet and his devoted crew endured a full year of extreme conditions in Antarctica to capture the life cycle of Emperor penguins on film, and their diligence is evident in every striking frame of this 80-minute documentary. The film focuses on a colony of hundreds of Emperors as they return, in a single-file march of 70 miles or more, to their frozen breeding ground, far inland from the oceans where they thrive. At times dramatic, suspenseful, mischievous and just plain funny, the film conveys the intensity of the penguins' breeding cycle, and their treacherous task of protecting eggs and hatchlings in temperatures as low as 128 degrees below zero. There is some brief mating-ritual violence and sad moments of loss, but March of the Penguins remains family-friendly throughout, and kids especially will enjoy the Antarctic blue-ice vistas and the playful, waddling appeal of the penguins, who can be slapstick clumsy or magnificently graceful, depending on the circumstances. A marvel of wildlife cinematography, this unique film offers a front-row seat to these amazing creatures, balancing just enough scientific information with the entertaining visuals.
"'The Emperor's Journey, is the story of the emperor penguins and their unique reproductive cycle. It combines love, drama, courage and adventure and is set in the heart of the Antarctic, the world's most isolated and inhospitable region."
"This story from the natural kingdom has been perpetuating itself for thousands of years, although man only discovered it at the beginning of the 20th century."
"The Emperor's Journey" tells this extraordinary tale. "In the harshest place on Earth, love finds a way".
2006 Oscar Winner - Best Documentary
In Greek (or French) w/ English Subtitles
2 DVDs (feature + special features)
*Includes a 28 pages booklet (in Greek) depicting the life and struggles of the emperor penguin, along with breathtaking color photography.
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