Recommended for all ages
Based on the 1964 Australian children’s book by Colin Thieve, Storm Boy tells the story of 10-year-old Michael Kingley who lives a lonely life with his reclusive father, Hideaway Tom, on the desolate coastline of South Australia on the beach of Coorong. When a group of hunters kills a majestic pelican and orphans its young on the beach, Mike convinces his father to let him raise the chicks to adulthood. Mike’s only friend, Fingerbone Bill, an Aboriginal loner who is estranged from his tribal people, dubs the young bird-lover “Storm Boy” and offers him a few life lessons.
Australia; Rated PG (thematic elements, mild peril and brief language); Directed by Shawn Seet (2019); 99 minutes