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PROGRAM

Kuessipan

  • Canada
  • 2019
  • 117min
  • color
  • Fiction
  • 15 +
  • Korean Premiere

Two different worlds: One, a white world consisting of Québec and the other, an Indian reservation where the Innus live in. An adaptation of the acclaimed novel by Naomi Fontaine, Kuessipan is a gentle but passive-aggressive coming-of-age tale where two girls, Mikuan and Shaniss, have to navigate their future from the frozen snowscapes within their cultural border to the urban wilderness that beckons. Documentarist Myriam Verreault’s debut narrative feature, carefully observes the conflicts between youthful idealism and adult responsibility, and the fury of being young and heartbroken. (Philip CHEAH)

 

[Screening Information]

-UMFF On Air (Online Screening) / 10.23 ~ 10.27 (5 days) / Korean Open (limited for Korea region)

* Every film is only available from 00:00(KST) on its start date to 23:59(KST) on its end date. 

Director

  • Myriam VERREAULT

    After completing her studies in journalism, history and cinema, worked as a props person, director and editor. She made a name for herself by co-directing, scripting, producing, and editing West of Pluto, her critically-acclaimed debut feature film, screened at some 50 festivals around the world. She also directed My Tribe is My Life - Shana, the Emo Kid and edited Quèbèkoisie.​

Credit

  • ProducerMax Films Media, Terre Innue
  • Cast Sharon FONTAINE-ISHPATAO, Yamie GREGOIRE, Etienne GALLOY, Cédric AMBROISE
  • Cinematography Nicolas CANNICCIONI
  • Editor Amélie LABRECHE, Myriam VERREAULT, Sophie LEBLOND
  • Music Louis-Jean CORMIER
  • Sound Frédéric CLOUTIER, Stephen DE OLIVEIRA
  • Script Myriam VERREAULT, Naomi FONTAINE

Schedule