Starring: Morgan Freeman
Director: Luc Jacquet
Running Time: 80 mins
March Of The Penguins (La marche de l’empereur) is a French documentary about the annual rituals undertaken by Emperor Penguins, marching to and from the sea, while raising a chick in one of the harshest environments on Earth.
This was a beautiful film. As well as being incredibly interesting and enlightening to the ways of the penguins, the way in which it was fantastically edited together, and filmed amongst some extremely breathtaking scenery was just a delight to watch.
The documentation of the penguins was one of the most bizarre things I’ve seen in a film, as the complexity and human-esque nature of the penguin way of life was just completely surreal to see.
Obviously, this film was extremely quiet and slow, containing mainly landscaping shots or close-ups of some penguins, but I feel that the calm of the atmosphere really added to the viewing pleasure of this film for me.
And of course, having Morgan Freeman as a narrator was just the icing on the cake for me. That powerful voice contributed highly to my overall enjoyment of the film, which was tremendous, so because of that, I’ll give this an 8 out of 10.