Sunday March 7 2:35 PM
Empire Theatre 2
A 10 Years Top 10 Retrospective Screening
Of all the great films that Canada has produced in the last ten years, none may prove to be as significant as director Zacharias Kunuk’s hugely admired Arctic epic. As the first feature ever to be written, directed and performed in Inuktitut, ATANARJUAT would’ve been a landmark film no matter what. But many viewers here in “the south” were still surprised to discover that what might’ve been merely admirable was actually downright exciting. In presenting a thousand-year-old narrative about a shaman’s curse, a clan torn by power struggles and one brave but desperate warrior, Kunuk and his team created both a compelling adventure story and an unforgettable celebration of Inuit folklore and tradition.
Director: Zacharias Kunuk
Screenplay: Paul Apak Angilirq, Norman Cohn, Zacharis Kunuk, Herve Paniaq, Pauloosie Qulitalik
Producer: Paul Apak Angilirq, Norman Cohn, Zacharis Kunuk, Germaine Wong
Principal Cast: Natar Ungalaaq, Sylvia Ivalu, Peter-Henry Arnatsiaq, Lucy Tulugarjuk, Madeline Ivalu
Language: Inuktitut with English subtitles
Runtime: 172 minutes
Due to length, a local short will not be played with this film.