THE OUTRUN will be released in cinemas across the UK & Ireland on Friday 27 September 2024.

Debuting to critical acclaim at Sundance and the Berlin International Film Festival earlier in the year, THE OUTRUN stars four-time Oscar ® Nominee Saoirse Ronan (LADY BIRD) alongside Emmy nominee Paapa Essiedu (I MAY DESTROY YOU), BAFTA winner Stephen Dillane (ALEX RIDER) and Saskia Reeves (SLOW HORSES). 

Adapted for the screen by Fingscheidt in collaboration with Liptrot, THE OUTRUN is a searingly honest drama about addiction, survival and the power of nature to restore life and renew hope, set in the wild northern Orkney islands.

After a decade away in London, 29-year-old Rona (Saoirse Ronan) returns home to the Orkney Islands.

Sober but lonely, she tries to suppress her memory of the events which set her on this journey of recovery.

Slowly the beauty and lore of the land enters her inner world and – one day at a time – Rona finds hope and strength in herself among the heavy gales and the bracingly cold sea.

THE OUTRUN was and developed by Sarah Brocklehurst of Brock Media, Dominic Norris of Arcade Pictures, Saoirse Ronan and Jack Lowden, with the support of BBC Film and Screen Scotland.

Brocklehurst, Norris, Ronan and Lowden produced the film, and were joined by co-producers Jonas Weydemann and Jakob D. Weydemann of Weydemann Bros, and Shirin Hartmann.  

Protagonist Pictures has arranged the financing, with Luane Gauer, Janina Vilsmaier, George Hamilton and James Pugh executive producing alongside Claudia Yusef for BBC Film, Kieran Hannigan for Screen Scotland and Maria Logan and Anne Sheehan for MBK Productions.

Liptrot’s memoir of the same name won the 2016 Wainwright Prize and the 2017 PEN Ackerley Prize and was a Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller. The book was translated into 15 languages, selling over 110,000 copies in the UK alone, and was added by publisher Canongate to its modern classics list, The Canons.