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QUéBEC, Nunavut, Canada | 99 minutes | 2019

At the end of the Second World War, Elsa, a young Inuk woman, must come to terms with motherhood after she is raped — and with the changing epoch ushered in by her blond, blue-eyed son. Co-directors Madeline Ivalu and Marie-Hélène Cousineau deliver a restrained yet romantic adaptation of the novel by Gabrielle Roy in their poignant portrayal of a young woman caught between two worlds. As she walks the fine line between tradition and modernity, cultural identity and forced assimilation, freedom and sacrifice, Elsa’s indomitable resistance reflects the surrounding nature, eternal and ever restless.
Q&A with the cast and crew on October 12th and 14th


Saturday October 12, 2019

Program #52
Cinéma du Musée

Monday October 14, 2019

Program #111
Cinéma du Parc 3

Marie-Hélène Cousineau

No biography

Madeline Ivalu

No biography

distribution and credits

  • Cinematographer Edith Labbé
  • Screenplay Marie-Hélène Cousineau
  • Producer Marie-Hélène Cousineau
  • Cast Malaya Qaunirq Chapman, Etua Snowball, Magalie Lépine Blondeau, Patrick Hivon

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