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Kuessipan

Fri, Sept 25 / 6:30 pm
Sat, Sept 26 / 6:15 pm
Sun, Sept 27 / 2 pm & 4:45 pm
Tue & Wed, Sept 29 & 30 / 6:30 pm
Directed by Myriam Verreault
2019, Canada, 117 min
French & Innu with English subtitles

Adapted from Naomi Fontaine’s acclaimed novel, Kuessipan is Quebec director Myriam Verreault’s first narrative feature. In a Quebec Innu community, Mikuan (Sharon Fontaine-Ishpatao) and Shaniss (Yamie Grégoire) struggle to maintain their close friendship when they clash over their diverging ambitions. When Mikuan falls in love with a white boy and starts to consider a life beyond their tiny reserve, her bond with Shaniss and her family is put to the test.

*Grand Prix, Québec City Film Festival (2019)

Reviews

Electric storytelling…It’s rare to feel as connected to film characters as you will to Mikuan and Shaniss, and it’s rarer still to feel so attached that you’re sad to leave them. Kuessipan is quiet and mesmerizing and tragic and full of hope. It is a triumph, and a privilege to spend time with.
– Anne T. Donahue, Globe & Mail
Myriam Verreault's coming-of-age drama, set on an Innu reservation in Quebec, is quietly moving Kuessipan is a beautiful, un-sensationalized look at young womanhood, friendship and community. — Now Toronto
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