Amidst the violence and turmoil of the 20th century, a young Inuit woman oscillates between freedom and assimilation in this intimate melodrama that blows a fine wind of resistance, in keeping with its unconquered setting.
At the end of the Second World War, Elsa, a young Inuk woman, must come to terms with motherhood after she is raped — and with the changing epoch ushered in by her blond, blue-eyed son. Co-directors Madeline Ivalu and Marie-Hélène Cousineau deliver a restrained yet romantic adaptation of the novel by Gabrielle Roy in their poignant portrayal of a young woman caught between two worlds. As she walks the fine line between tradition and modernity, cultural identity and forced assimilation,...
QUéBEC, Nunavut, Canada
| 99 minutes | 2019
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