After their home life is turned upside down three children and the family's donkeys escape across the backbone of Northern England, confronting both the harsh landscapes and what it means to be siblings. A throwback to classic children's adventure films but with a modern aesthetic.
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Such a beautifully told story, it had me gripped throughout. The film deals with some harsh realities with grit, grace, and humour; the children's performances are captivating, the scenery is stunning, the score is delightful. Well done Team The Runaways. Read More
I saw this at a preview screening in Sheffield and was blown away by the story, the quality of the acting, and the beautiful use of the Yorkshire countryside - like an extra character in the film. It gave me a strong feeling of the classic British children's cinema of the 60s and 70s - stuff like The Railway Children, Walkabout, and the work of the Children's Film Foundation - in the way that the action is really led by the (incredible) child actors, and the sense of peril is really tangible and believable. I hope to see it again on general release, and really believe that in the future it will be regarded as one of the classics of the genre. Read More
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Saw this film tonight at Hebden Bridge Picture House, with the surprise bonus of a Q&A with the director, afterwards.A moving film that will appeal to family audiences of all ages.A low budget production that succeeds in breaking through the limitations imposed by this stricture.The strong storyline is immersive from the get-go, with the haunting background of a family mystery, played out during a donkey trek from Whitby to Leyburn.Good story, Good cinematography, Good cast, Great acting from the 3 younger stars of the film.Slight criticism ....maybe 10 minutes too long? Read More