Light Years Away

Light Years Away

Infobox Film
name = Light Years Away


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director = Alain Tanner
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writer = Alain Tanner
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starring = Trevor Howard
Mick Ford
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distributor = Artificial Eye (UK)
New Yorker Films (USA)
released = 20 May, 1981 (France)
15 April, 1983 (NYC)
runtime = 105 mins
country = France
Switzerland
language = English
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imdb_id = 0080373

"Light Years Away" ( _fr. Les Années lumière) is a 1981 film directed by Alain Tanner. It tells the story of a young man who meets an old man who says he was taught by birds how to fly and is building a flying machine. It is based on a novel by Daniel Odier.

Although filmed in English and shot in Ireland, it was made by a Swiss director and produced by companies from France and Switzerland.

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title=Grand Prix Spécial du Jury, Cannes
years=1981
before="Mon oncle d'Amérique"
after="The Night of the Shooting Stars"


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