Director: Myriam Verreault Run Time: 117 min. Language: French
Adapted from Naomi Fontaine’s acclaimed novel, Kuessipan is Myriam Verreault’s first narrative feature. In a Quebec Innu community, Mikuan and Shaniss 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.
“Kuessipan is quiet and mesmerizing and tragic and full of hope. It is a triumph, and a privilege to spend time with.” Kate Taylor, Globe & Mail
“Verreault’s filmmaking is skillful and briskly paced, especially in its tightly edited first act…It’s a coming-of-age story that stands out from the pack for its soulfulness.” Orla Smith, Seventh Row
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