Friday 11 December 2020

Stunning animated masterpiece 'AWAY' will be coming to digital download platforms from 18th January 2021


Animated masterpiece AWAY is coming to digital download platforms from 18th January
★★★★-“Strong visual storytelling and an excellent score”- EMPIRE
★★★★- “Dreamy, sublime... a breath-taker“- Matthew Leyland- TOTAL FILM
★★★★- “Wondrous and original“- Leslie Felperin- THE GUARDIAN
★★★★- “Simply extraordinary“ Larushka Ivan-zadah- METRO
★★★★- “Beguiling“ Kevin Maher- THE TIMES 

Friday 11th December, London: Munro Films is thrilled to announce the digital download release of the multi-award-winning animated masterpiece AWAY on January 18th 2021.

AWAY is about a boy travelling across an island on a motorcycle, trying to escape a dark spirit and get back home. Along the way he makes a series of connections with different animals and reflects on the possible ways he ended up on the island. Part dream, part reality, AWAY explores our common, universal need to find a connection.

The multiple award-winning film, with a Rotten Tomatoes score of 100%, took the prestigious Contrechamp Award at Annecy International Animation Film Festival 2019. Director, writer, producer, animator and film score creator Gints Zilbalodis worked on the film for three and a half years, writing the fascinating story, creating the beautifully animated landscapes and characters, and composing and recording the enchanting music to this stunning dialogue-free film.

Following on from its UK and Ireland cinema release in August, AWAY is available to pre-order now from Apple TV and iTunes and to purchase from Sky Store, Amazon, Google, Microsoft,  Rakuten and Sony from January 18th 2021.

Cert: U
Run Time: 75mins
Awards for AWAY
WINNER: Contrechamp Award (Best Emerging Talent) – Annecy 2019
WINNER: Best Feature Film – Anima Mundi Int’l Film Festival 2019
WINNER: Best Animated Feature Film – Latvian National Film Festival 2019
WINNER: Best Animated Feature – Strasburg European Fantastic Film Festival 2019 Special Jury Award for Artistic Achievement to Gints Zilbalodis – CineCina Film Festival [New York] 2019 Golden Stork co-winner (with ‘I Lost My Body’) – Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival 2019
AWAY (Dir. Gints Zilbalodis) | UK TRAILER
AWAY - Official Trailer