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CANADA | 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

Programs

Wednesday October 10, 2018

Program #181
21:00
Cineplex Odeon Quartier SALLE 16

Thursday October 11, 2018

Program #203
19:00
Cineplex Odeon Quartier SALLE 16

Darlene Naponse

No biography

Falls Around Her, 2018 (Feature)
She is Water, 2016 (Short)
Cradlesong, 2003 (Short)
Retrace, 2001 (Short)
Abandoned Houses on the Reservation, 2000 (Short)

distribution and credits

  • Camera Ray Dumas
  • Costume Sage Paul
  • Music Julian Cote
  • Screenplay Darlene Naponse
  • Cast Tantoo Cardinal, Gail Maurice
  • Sound desgin Steve Munro

contact

  • The Film Farm

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