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Long Way North (Tout en haut du monde)

“a complete pleasure, a gorgeous piece of wide-screen animation that is as delightful as it is unexpected.” — Los Angeles Times

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17 August 201715 September 2017

French with English/Thai subtitles

 

Supported by National Center of Cinematography and the moving image

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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 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.

“a complete pleasure, a gorgeous piece of wide-screen animation that is as delightful as it is unexpected.” Los Angeles Times

“A complete pleasure, a gorgeous piece of wide-screen animation that is as delightful as it is unexpected.” Hollywood Reporter

“All in all, Long Way North is an ocularly gratifying film with a feminist message that is easy to embrace.” Detroit News

“Smart, exciting, and sharply characterized, this French-Danish animation is family entertainment of the highest order.” Chicago Reader

“"Long Way North" combines thrilling adventure with a slightly somber mood. It's a beautiful trip, even if it's a little chilly and sad when it finally gets to where it's going.” Washington Post

“It's a gorgeous treat.” The Mary Sue

 Awards

  • Tokyo Anime Award: Won Grand Prize Feature Film Competition
  • Annecy International Animated Film Festival: Won Audience Award
  • Annecy International Animated Film Festival: Nominated Best Feature
  • Annie Awards: Nominated Best Animated Feature
  • Lumiere Awards, France: Nominated Best Animated Film
  • San Diego Film Critics Society Awards: Nominated Best Animated Film
  • São Paulo International Film Festival: Nominated Best Feature Film

 

About the film

Director: Rémi Chayé
Country: France
Year: 2015
Duration: 81 mins