Mako (Taungaroa Emile - Once Were Warriors, No 2) a young Maori boy on the verge of a criminal future, unwillingly returns to his idyllic island home off the coast of New Zealand to live with his mother and her new husband. Sarah (Julia Brendler - Moondance), a promising young musician from Germany has come to the island to spend the holidays with her ornithologist mother.
As the young pair begin to experience the fears and joys of first love, they are plunged into a mysterious life and death adventure. Shot in the magnificent landscape of Great Barrier Island, off the coast of Auckland, Flight of the Albatross is visually spectacular.
From the book written by Deborah Savage and directed by Werner Meyer, Flight of the Albatross is a truly haunting love story. Contains seperate English and Maori Language Tracks.
Flight of the Albatross won First Prize, Best Children's Feature Film 47th Berlin International Film Festival 1993 and Jury Award at the Giffoni Film Festival 1997.