Director: Gints Zilbalodis
A boy and a little bird are traveling across a mysterious island on a motorcycle. They solve different physical and metaphysical barriers in the vast deserts, forests and lagoons while trying to escape a dark spirit and get back home.
Gints Zilbalodis is a Latvian filmmaker and animator. His fascination for filmmaking began at an early age, and his dialogue-free visual storytelling enchants large audiences. He is an author of seven internationally acclaimed short films. It took three and a half years to accomplish his animation feature debut ‘Away’, which was premiered at ‘Grand Competition – Feature Film’ of the World Festival of Animated Film 'Animafest Zagreb' and selected for ‘Feature Film Contrechamp’ at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival.
In the screening: RIGA IFF Opening, national premiere, meeting with filmmakers