Spirited and inspiring tale of hope and courage from the makers of ‘Ernest & Celestine’ and ‘Song of the Sea’ will be shown at Cineplex locations across Canada on January 14th.
Soda Pictures (A Thunderbird Company) has announced the theatrical screening of the award-winning animated feature Long Way North at Cineplex locations across Canada as part of their Family Favourites lineup. The film will be shown on January 14th, and a portion of the proceeds will go towards WE.org.
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 is inspired by the first attempted land crossing of the Antarctic continent. The beautifully animated adventure tells the story of 15-year-old Russian aristocrat Sasha, who, when her explorer grandfather mysteriously goes missing on his latest expedition, embarks on an epic adventure to find him and his lost ship.
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 and is an Annie Award nominee for Best Animated Feature in the newly-created Independent Feature category.
A spirited and inspiring tale of hope and courage, Long Way North is the feature directorial debut of lauded animator Rémi Chayé (first AD and head of storyboard for Oscar-Nominated The Secret of Kells, The Painting) and tells the story of a young heroine persevering through a physical and emotional journey to find her explorer grandfather and his lost ship, the Davai. Written by Claire Paoletti and Patricia Valeix, Long Way North is produced by Ron Dyens and Henri Magalon in co-production with Jean-Michel Spiner, Claus Toksvig Kjaer and Frederik Villumsen.
The film 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. Long Way North features an English-language voice cast of Chloé Dunn, Vivienne Vermes, Peter Hudson, Antony Hickling, Tom Perkins, Geoffrey Greenhill, Claire Harrison-Bullett, Bibi Jacob, Martin Lewis, Tom Morton, Leslie Clack, Kester Lovelace and Damian Corcoran. French voice cast members include Christa Théret, Feodor Atkine, Thomas Sagols, Rémi Caillebot, Audrey Sablé, Fabirn Briche, Gabriel Le Doze and Boris Rehlinger.
Source: Soda Pictures