Hypnotc, dreamy and surrealistic - these are three very common and fitting descriptions of this debut feature film, that will be screened tonight at 7 pm and then once again on Friday at 9 pm.
“[The film] took three-and-a-half years to make. I decided to split it up into four chapters. This helped me to transition from shorts to features more smoothly, and made it easier to structure the story and find the funding. There were no storyboards or script. I could do this because I didn’t have a crew,” explained Gints.
According to him, Away was influenced by a lot of different things. The long-take camera shots were inspired by films like I Am Cuba (1964) and Y tu Mamá También (2001). There were also TV series such as Future Boy Conan, a 1978 post-apocalyptic science-fiction anime series made by the legendary Hayao Miyazaki, which is an example of incredible world building. There are bands and musicians like Sigur Rós, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, Max Richter, and Gustavo Santaolalla alongside computer games like Journey and Shadow of the Colossus. He also admires the books of Haruki Murakami.
Before the feature film we will show the short film Priorities of the same author.