Dir. Rémi Chayé, 2015, 81 min
In late 19th-century Saint Petersburg, Sacha, a young girl of the Russian aristocracy, has always been fascinated by the adventurous life of her grandfather, Oloukine. A renowned explorer and designer of a magnificent ship called the Davaï, Oloukine never returned from his final expedition to conquer the North Pole. Sacha decides to follow the footsteps of her grandfather to the Great North and find his famous ship.
Rémi Chayé (Calamity Jane, 2020) received the Audience Award at the 2015 Annecy International Animation Film Festival for his delightful and vibrant first feature that celebrates strong young women.
LIVE Talk with director Rémi Chayé
Saturday, February 6 at 2pm
Acclaimed filmmaker Rémi Chayé, who will be a special guest of the Festival, will take us through the making of his newest film Calamity Jane. The film will have its US premiere at the Festival’s opening night.
Chayé will also touch upon his career in animation, starting with his early work as a storyboarder and assistant director on such films as Brendan and the Secret of Kells to his award-winning first feature Long Way North (2015).