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MALIGLUTIT
2016, 94 min, Canada, Dir: Zacharias Kunuk

Cannes Golden Camera-winning (for 2001’s THE FAST RUNNER) director Zacharias Kunuk creates an unforgettable reworking of John Ford’s signature 1956 Western by transporting its intense tale of abduction and revenge from the dusty American West to the vast snowy vistas of the Canadian Arctic. Kuanana (Benjamin Kunuk) returns from a successful caribou hunt to a catastrophic scene - in his absence, someone has attacked his igloo, his wife and daughter have been taken away, and the remainder of the family has been slaughtered. Guided by the spirit helper of his father, a loon named Kallulik, Kuanana sets out across the white, seemingly infinite Arctic landscapes to get his wife and daughter back and to take revenge on those who have committed these atrocities.


THOSE WHO MAKE REVOLUTION HALFWAY ONLY DIG THEIR OWN GRAVES
CEUX QUI FONT LES RÉVOLUTIONS À MOITIÉ N’ONT FAIT QUE SE CREUSER UN TOMBEAU
2016, 183 min, Canada, Dir: Mathieu Denis, Simon Lavoie

Though inspired by Quebec’s Maple Spring student protests in 2012, this ambitious look at the radicalization of the young could not be more timely. Gabrielle Tremblay, Emmanuelle Lussier-Martinez, Laurent Belanger and Charlotte Aubin play increasingly violent activists whose underground cell is threatened by poverty and infighting as well as by the police. “Denis and Lavoie break down this explosive chemistry element by element, but they’re not clinical about it in the least. Their film pulses with the vitality of four young people who, however flawed or foolhardy, sincerely want to change the world.” - Scott Tobias, Variety.


IT’S ONLY THE END OF THE WORLD
JUSTE LA FIN DU MONDE
2016, 99 min, Canada/France, Dir: Xavier Dolan

Canadian wunderkind Xavier Dolan’s latest film revolves around Louis (César Award winner Gaspard Ulliel), a terminally ill playwright who returns from Paris to his family in small-town France after an absence of 12 years. As Louis looks for the right moment to reveal his secret, he also struggles to keep the family from tearing itself apart as long-simmering tensions arise from his resentful brother, emotionally troubled sister and overwrought mother. Intense, emotionally raw and supremely stylish, the film boasts an all-star cast including Marion Cotillard, Vincent Cassell, Léa Seydoux and the legendary Nathalie Baye. Winner of the Grand Prix at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival and Best Director at the César Awards.


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