Long Way North

Long Way North

Long Way North

Animated family adventure set in 1882, following a young girl's quest to find out what happened to her grandfather. The feature debut from Rémi Chayé, who previously worked on The Painting and The Secret of Kells.

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 have already made arrangements for her marriage, strongly disapprove of 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.

2015Rating: PG, Violence81 minsFrance, DenmarkFrench and English with English subtitles
ActionAdventureAnimatedKids & FamilyWorld Cinema

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Flicks, Liam Maguren

Flicks, Liam Maguren

flicks

An animated adventure about a young woman of royalty who defies her parents’ wishes and traverses the ocean for the first time? Yeah, Long Way North is basically a Russian Moana. It may not have the character, humour, music, family friendliness or visual heft of Disney’s juggernaut, but both films wholeheartedly share a love for a journeywoman’s tale and that special connection some young people have with a grandparent.

3.0
Variety

Variety

press

The sort of cartoon discerning parents are constantly seeking to enrich their kids' imaginations.

Total Film

Total Film

press

Like a mixture of Mulan and Tintin...

3.0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

The story isn't flashy and neither is the animation in "Long Way North," qualities that give the film a certain low-key charm in an age of fast-moving sagas eye-poppingly served.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

It's a proper animation buff's piece of work, and admittedly a little slow to get its yarn ripping, but mesmerising and moving in the later stretches.

4.0
Stuff

Stuff

press

What could have been a song-free Tangled-meets-Frozen, instead feels like it's beset by exactly those two adjectives.

3.0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

While it doesn't sail into new territory, Long Way North is told in an enchanting manner with equal focus on the animation as well as strong character development.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

"Long Way North" is a complete pleasure, a gorgeous piece of wide-screen animation that is as delightful as it is unexpected.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Stunning stylised visuals, girl power and a strong rooting interest fuel a wonderfully old-fashioned tale.

Flicks, Liam Maguren

Flicks, Liam Maguren

flicks

An animated adventure about a young woman of royalty who defies her parents’ wishes and traverses the ocean for the first time? Yeah, Long Way North is basically a Russian Moana. It may not have the character, humour, music, family friendliness or visual heft of Disney’s juggernaut, but both films wholeheartedly share a love for a journeywoman’s tale and that special connection some young people have with a grandparent.

3.0
Variety

Variety

press

The sort of cartoon discerning parents are constantly seeking to enrich their kids' imaginations.

Total Film

Total Film

press

Like a mixture of Mulan and Tintin...

3.0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

The story isn't flashy and neither is the animation in "Long Way North," qualities that give the film a certain low-key charm in an age of fast-moving sagas eye-poppingly served.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

It's a proper animation buff's piece of work, and admittedly a little slow to get its yarn ripping, but mesmerising and moving in the later stretches.

4.0
Stuff

Stuff

press

What could have been a song-free Tangled-meets-Frozen, instead feels like it's beset by exactly those two adjectives.

3.0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

While it doesn't sail into new territory, Long Way North is told in an enchanting manner with equal focus on the animation as well as strong character development.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

"Long Way North" is a complete pleasure, a gorgeous piece of wide-screen animation that is as delightful as it is unexpected.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Stunning stylised visuals, girl power and a strong rooting interest fuel a wonderfully old-fashioned tale.

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