A spirited and inspiring tale of hope and courage, the upcoming animated adventure Long Way North tels the story of Sacha, a young heroine persevering through a physical and emotional journey to find her explorer grandfather and his lost ship, the Davai.
Winner of the coveted Audience Award at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival and the winner of Grand Prize and the Governor of Tokyo Award at Tokyo Animation Festival 2016, Long Way North opens in Los Angeles, New York, and other major cities on September 30th , and expands nationwide in October.
LONG WAY NORTH is set in the late 19th century Saint Petersburg. Sacha, a young girl from the Russian aristocracy, dreams of the Great North and anguishes over the fate of her grandfather, Oloukine, a renowned scientist and Arctic explorer who has yet to return from his latest expedition to conquer the North Pole.
Sacha has always been fascinated by the adventurous life of her grandfather and has the same calling as Oloukine to be an explorer. But Sacha’s parents, who already made arrangements for her marriage, strongly disapprove of the idea to say the least. Defying her destiny, Sacha flees her home and launches an adventure-filled quest toward the Great North in search of Oloukine and his ship.
Directed by celebrated animator and filmmaker Rémi Chayé and produced by Sacrebleu Productions (Oscar®-Nominated Madagascar, Carnet de Voyage), Maybe Movies (Oscar®-Nominated Ernest & Celestine) and Norlum Studios (Oscar®-Nominated Song of the Sea), France 3 Cinéma and 2 Minutes, LONG WAY NORTH won the coveted Audience Award at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival and the winner of Grand Prize and the Governor of Tokyo Award at Tokyo Animation Festival 2016. This captivating animated adventure, bolstered by emotionally resonant storytelling and visually exquisite hand-drawn animation, has continued to attract universal acclaim as it enchants movie audiences around the world.
I enjoyed this movie quite a bit. My eight-year-old daughter told me she liked it too. The film is full of action, adventure, and a great storyline. There is a little bit of language and some scary moments so if concerned I would caution parents or caregivers to screen it beforehand. The score of the movie is great and the animation style is different than what most may be used too. I can’t think of anything negative to say about the film. It draws one in very well and the characters and development is something to applaud. I feel it will earn a place in our collection once it’s available for DVD.
The film is rated PG and has a run time of 80 minutes. For more information about LONG WAY NORTH, please visit LongWayNorththeMovie.com
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