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ECFA Award Winner

Long Way North

English title: Long Way North
Original title: Tout en haut du monde
German title: Lange Weg nach Norden, Der
France, Denmark, 2015

Director: Chayé, Rémi
Production company: Sacrebleu Productions, Maybe Movies
Co-producers: Norlum
Age recommendation: 7 years and up
Length: 81 min.
Film genre: Animation

Synopsis:
Saint Petersburg, 1882. Sasha, a 15-year-old girl from the upper crust, has always been fascinated by her famous grandpa’s adventurous expeditions. From his last expedition, an attempt to reach the North Pole, he has not returned. When, to make matters worse, the Czar’s new advisor tries to drag his memory through the mire, Sasha revolts. She runs away and decides to go look for her grandfather and his arctic ship that is stuck in the ice. Sasha braves the fact that nobody initially takes her seriously. Her perseverance does make an impression and eventually she persuades the captain of a ship that has been converted into an icebreaker to take her aboard. While the perils of the journey make the crew ever more tense, Sasha proves to be a capable navigator with the help of the notes her grandfather left. The compass is aimed north and takes them ever deeper into the white wilderness.

Festivals:
Busan IFF South Korea 2015, Cinekid Amsterdam 2015, Gijon 2015, Jeugdfilmfestival Vlaanderen 2016, Anima Brussels 2016 (awarded), Luxembourg 2016, New York CFF 2016, Ciné-Jeune de l'Aisne 2016 (ECFA Award), TIFF Kids Toronto 2016, Stockholm Junior 2016, Munich CFF 2016, Anibar Peja (Kosova) 2016, Schlingel Chemnitz (awarded), Espoo Cine Finland 2016, Cinemagi Haugesund 2016, Schlingel CFF Chemnitz 2016, Discovery Dundee 2016, Buster Copenhagen 2016, Chicago CFF 2016, Zinetxiki Bilbao 2016, Animateka Ljubljana 2016, FiFEM Montreal 2017, Freeze Frame Winnipeg 2017, Leeds YFF 2017, Kristiansand 2017, Animafest Zagreb 2017

Website: http://toutenhautdumonde.blogspot.com

Study guide: English

Study guide: Finnish

Study guide: French

Study guide: German

Study guide: Norwegian

World sales address/es:
UDI – Urban Distribution Int. (FR)

Sold to:
Artcam (CZ)
Asociatia Culturala Macondo (RO)
Diaphana (F)