New Latvian animation feature AWAY at AnimafestZagreb, Annecy, Shanghai IFF, Montreal and more

LATVIAN DEBUT FEATURE AWAY IS ONE MAN’S WORK OF ANIMATED WONDER
The closing credits of the thoughtful, fascinating Latvian fantasy-adventure AWAY (North American Premiere) are only the words “A Film by Gints Zilbalodis.” For his first feature, the 25-year-old handled literally every aspect: screenplay, design, CG animation, even the effective musical score. The result is sparse, archetypal tale-for-all-ages, imbued with a mesmerizing-yet-unsettling energy and frequent moments of wonder.” Fantasia IFF (Canada)

A boy and a little bird are travelling across an island on a motorcycle trying to escape a dark spirit and get back home.

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Credits
Directed by: Gints ZILBALODIS

Production: BILIBABA, Gints ZILBALODIS

Distribution: CINEMA MANAGEMENT GROUP

Script: Gints Zilbalodis

Animation: Gints Zilbalodis

Compositing: Gints Zilbalodis

Music: Gints Zilbalodis

Sound: Gints Zilbalodis

Editing: Gints Zilbalodis

Gints Zilbalodis (1994) is a Latvian filmmaker and animator. His fascination for filmmaking began at an early age watching classic films and making shorts and commercials. He has made seven short films in various mediums including hand-drawn animation, 3D animation and live-action and often mixing their characteristic aesthetics.

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