Event type: All Ages
The Kingston Canadian Film Festival presents RESTLESS RIVER
Directors: Madeline Piujuq Ivalu, Marie-Hélène Cousineau
Featuring: Malaya Qaunirq Chapman, Magalie Lépine Blondeau, Mark Antony Krupa
Language: English; French, Inuktitut subtitled in English
Runtime: 98 minutes
The Arnait Video team behind such remarkable past festival selections as BEFORE TOMORROW (KCFF’09), directors Marie-Helene Cousineau and Madeline Ivalu match the high standards they set for themselves with this moving adaptation of a late work by Gabrielle Roy. RESTLESS RIVER tells the story of Elsa (Malaya Quanirq Chapman), a young Inuk woman in 1940s-era Kuujjuaq whose plans for her future are dashed when she is sexually assaulted by an American soldier. Yet for all the hardships Elsa faces as she raises a son who feels split between two different cultures, she becomes an emblem of courage and resilience in a changing world that can be both cruel and beautiful.
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March 11, 2020 - March 15, 2020
Cutoff is Saturday, March 14, 2020 12:59 pm EST unless it sells out earlier.