“AWAY” (U Cert, 75 mins) By Gints Zilbalodis
AWAY 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 multiple award-winning film took the prestigious Contrechamp Award at Annecy International Animation Film Festival 2019. Director and animator Gints Zilbalodis worked on the ﬁlm for three and a half years, writing the fascinating story, creating the beautifully animated landscapes and characters, and composing and recording the enchanting music to this stunning dialogue-free ﬁlm.
We will have 2 x screenings of Away, 1 at 11am (Relaxed screening), and 1 at 7pm
100% Rotten Tomatoes
WINNER: Contrechamp Award (Best Emerging Talent) – Annecy 2019
WINNER: Best Feature Film – Anima Mundi Int’l Film Festival 2019
WINNER: Best Animated Feature Film – Latvian National Film Festival 2019
WINNER: Best Animated Feature – Strasburg European Fantastic Film Festival 2019
Special Jury Award for Artistic Achievement to Gints Zilbalodis – CineCina Film Festival [New York] 2019
Golden Stork co-winner (with ‘I Lost My Body’) – Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival 2019
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Fantasia Int’l Film Festival 2019
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Shanghai Int’l Film Festival 2019
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Zagreb Int’l Animation Film Festival 2019
London International Animation Festival 2019