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Director: Gints Zilbalodis
Available to stream at home from Monday 18 January 2021
Away marks the full-length feature debut for animator Gints Zilbalodis, who single handed crafted the feature over a period of more than three years. His inspiration includes the works of Japanese writer Haruki Murakami and Studio Ghibli co-founder Hayao Miyazaki, and the musical works of Sigur Ros and Max Richter.
The film is about a boy travelling across an island on a motorcycle, trying to escape a dark spirit and get back home. Along the way he makes a series of connections with diﬀerent animals and reﬂects on the possible ways he ended up on the island. Part dream, part reality, Away explores our common, universal need to ﬁnd a connection.
The film received the prestigious Contrechamp Award at Annecy International Animation Film Festival in 2019
★★★★ “WONDROUS AND ORIGINAL… SILENT, SURREAL AND ENTRANCING ANIMATION” The Guardian
★★★★ “ITS GENUINE BEAUTY, BROUGHT ABOUT BY ITS STRONG VISUAL STORYTELLING, AND AN EXCELLENT SCORE” Empire
Stream on demand from Mon 18 January for £4.99. You’ll have 48 hours to watch the film from the point of purchase. 50% of the streaming fee goes towards supporting Northampton Filmhouse.
Please note, while Away is listed on our website and we receive a share of the rental fee, the purchasing and rental agreement is between you and the film distributor for the movie.