Event type: All Ages
The Kingston Canadian Film Festival presents KUESSIPAN
Director: Myriam Verreault
Featuring: Sharon Fontaine-Ishpatao, Yamie Grégoire, Étienne Galloy
Language: French, Innu both subtitled in English
Runtime: 117 minutes
Adapted by Naomi Fontaine’s award-winning novel by the writer and director Myriam Verreault, this moving drama tells the stories of two young Innu women whose close bond is affected by their diverging life paths. While the sensitive and artistic nature of Mikuan (Sharon Fontaine-Ishpatao) leads her in one direction, the personal troubles of her best friend Shaniss (Yamie Grégoire) threaten to trap her in cycles that are all too pervasive in northern communities like theirs. A top prizewinner at the Quebec City film festival, KUESSIPAN marks a compelling shift into feature filmmaking by Verreault after several documentaries that share her new movie’s keen sympathy for the lives of young people.
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March 11, 2020 - March 15, 2020
Cutoff is Friday, March 13, 2020 12:29 pm EST unless it sells out earlier.