Spotlight on homegrown cinema
| 99 minutes | 2018
Mary, a world-famous Anishinaabe musician in her sixties, has had enough. Fleeing the hectic pace of touring, her abusive manager and even the love of her fans, she seeks refuge on her reserve in northern Ontario. But neither nature’s serenity nor the care she receives from her family can completely erase the torments of the outside world… Darlene Naponse lives and works in the community of Atikameksheng Anishnawbek. Casting the great Tantoo Cardinal as an engaged, passionate woman – a role in which she shines – Naponse’s first feature is a riveting portrait of resilience, female solidarity and fierce independence.Q&A with the filmmaker
Falls Around Her, 2018 (Feature)She is Water, 2016 (Short)Cradlesong, 2003 (Short)Retrace, 2001 (Short)Abandoned Houses on the Reservation, 2000 (Short)
The “firecrackers” in the title are Lou and Chantal, two teens who have way too much to say for their sleepy, isolated town. Bold, volatile, their...
CANADA | 99 minutes | 2018
Stanislas, 19, is left on his own when his mother is hospitalized. Terrorized by her illness, he wraps his face in bandages and infiltrates a therapy...
QUéBEC/CANADA | 99 minutes | 2018
Welcome to St. John’s, Newfoundland, a close-knit island community where eye-for-an-eye justice prevails. A singularly straight-edged police officer...
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