Tout En Haut Du Monde (The Long Way North)
An animated feature film directed by RÉMI CHAYÉ, written by Claire PAOLETTI and Patricia VALEIX, produced by SACREBLEU PRODUCTIONS.
Still in production and no release date announced yet, it looks like a beautifully crafted film. The story synopsis, as given on their blog:
Sasha, a young Russian artistocratic girl at the end of the 19th century, dreams of the Great North and languishes over Oloukine, her grandfather, a renowned scientist and Arctic explorer, who has not returned from his last expedition to conquer the North Pole.
He transmitted his vocation to Sasha which is far from satisfying her parents as they have already arranged for their daughter to marry. She revolts against this destiny, flees and is resolved to going to join Oloukine a longway north.
My first reaction was “another story about a girl who is forced to marry and decides to leave to follow her own destiny”?
But you know what? That’s just one element of the story. I’m more interested in seeing what else they have to tell and how it will be told. I also do love Arctic exploration stories.
The blog mentions a trailer in several weeks. A production to keep an eye on.