Award-winning ”Long Way North” watched by 160.000

30 Mar 2016, Posted by Liv Saalbach Holse in Uncategorized @en

The beautifully animated French/Danish co-production “Long Way North” has finally had its world premiere. The film opened in French cinemas on January 27th and so far 160,000 people have seen it.

It is the talented people from French Sacrebleu Production, Maybe Movies and Danish Nørlum, which is behind the animated film about an adventurous young girl from the 19th century Russian aristocracy.

Shout Factory, which was responsible for the sale of Academy Award-Winning Mad Max, is the film’s American distributor, and sends it out on the US market this fall.

Audio-Resort is currently working on the Danish dub of the film, which features big names such as Lars Mikkelsen, Mikkel Følsgaard and Lars Brygmann. The Danish version is planned for release in November 2016.


Oscar short listing
Long Way North has excelled to a degree that gives the team behind the film hopes of an Oscar-short listing in the category Best Animation. Nørlum, Sacrebleu and Maybe Movies went on a presentation tour to the US production companies Disney, DreamWorks, Paramount, Pixar, Lucas Films and Laika in November last year, where all parties expressed great enthusiasm.

Recently, the film won the Audience Award at Annecy Festival, Grand Prize and Governor Prize at Tokyo Animation Award Festival and the award for director of the year at the Cartoon Movie-ceremony in Lyon.

In the case of an Oscar nomination, both the Danish and American premiere will be postponed to spring 2017.


1 in, 2,6 out
It has been almost two years since Copenhagen Film Fund invested one million kroner (134.140 €) in “Long Way North” which in return laid a spend of 2.6 million kroner (348.764 €) in the Copenhagen area. We are now excited to see the final result and keep our fingers crossed that the movie reaches at least as high as Nørlum’s former co-production “Song of The Sea“, which received an Oscar nomination for Best Animation in 2014.

Read more about “Long Way North” here and watch the French trailer below