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Restless River

*Skype Interview with director Marie-Helene Cousineau and
actress Malaya Qaunirq Chapman to follow the Sunday 2 pm screening

Sat, Oct 12 / 7 pm
*Sun, Oct 13 / 2 pm
Thu, Oct 17 / 9 pm
Fri, Oct 18 / 7 pm
Sat, Oct 19 / 9:30 pm
Directed by Marie-Helene Cousineau & Madeline Ivalu
2019, Canada, 98 min

Based on Gabrielle Roy’s 1970 short novel Windflower, (La Riviere Sans Repos) this beautiful poignant story follows a young Inuk woman who comes to terms with motherhood after being assaulted by an American soldier. Kuujjuaq, 1940s. Surprised at the loss of her innocence, a young Inuk Elsa draws courage from her rugged land to become a woman as strong and independent as the restless river that cuts across it. Featuring a wonderful performance by Malaya Qaunirq Chapman as the young mother of a child whose remarkable life breaks with the millennial traditions of her ancestors.

Reviews

With charming period detail the film - in English and Inuktitut captures a pivotal time in Inuit history when people were torn between the old ways and the new, and when white culture was beginning to dominate. The sense of place is where the poetry comes in. The camera lingers on winter landscapes so bereft of colour the could be sketched in pen and ink, and finds beauty in the bright dresses of girls set against the brief greens of summer and low burning hues of fall.
- Jill Wilson, Winnipeg Free Press   
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