Presented by: New Zealand International Film Festival

Long Way North

6 August 2016

ITR Auditorium


France/Denmark 2015
Rémi Chayé
Recommended For Ages 9+

Long Way North is a beautifully told, visually stunning action-adventure featuring teenage Sasha, a young aristocrat growing up in Russia at the end of the 19th century. Sasha dreams of the Great North and anguishes over the fate of her grandfather, a renowned scientist and Arctic explorer who has yet to return from his latest expedition to the North Pole. In order to find her grandfather’s ship and save her family’s honour, 15-year-old Sasha defies her parents’ expectations of her to act like a proper young woman of nobility, and embarks on a treacherous voyage.

Director Rémi Chayé, who previously worked on acclaimed animated films The Secret of Kells(NZIFF09) and Le Tableau (NZIFF12), has made a powerful impression with his daringly stylised, hand-drawn debut feature – Long Way North received the Audience Award for Feature Film at the Annecy International Animation Festival in 2015. — NM

“This French-Danish work offers all you’d want in a young adventure – action, danger, a journey, a coming-of-age, heartwarming and heartbreaking moments, handsome animation and a strong statement of girl power.” — Mike Hale, NY Times

“Enchanting… a beautifully told animated story.” — Jason Bechervaise, Screendaily

Running Times:
Times are approx. and subject to change at any time.

Box Office Open: 1 Hour Prior to first session of the day
Auditorium Doors Open: 15 Minutes prior to film (Approx)
Duration: 81 Minutes
Box Office Close: 30 Minutes after last film starts

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