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.
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.