Archives - Program 2020

Competition - Fiction

Kuessipan

By Myriam Verreault

In the Innu community of Uashat in Quebec, Mikuan and Shaniss, 17, are best friends, in life and in death. Their relationship breaks down when Shaniss becomes a mother and quits high school, while Mikuan falls madly in love with a "white man" and decides to leave to study in the city. Adapted from the eponymous novel by Innu novelist Naomi Fontaine, and co-written by her, this insightful film plunges us into a universe that is both lifelike and poetic, and into a world of youth that, like everywhere else, is made up of nights out, endless text messages, outrageous escapades, bursts of laughter... and an identity, or several, to be discovered.

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Director(s)
Myriam Verreault
Writer(s)
Naomi Fontaine & Myriam Verreault

Casting

  • Sharon Fontaine-Ishpatao
  • Yamie Grégoire
  • Étienne Galloy
  • Cédrick Ambroise
  • Caroline Vachon
  • Mike Innu Papu Mckenzie
  • Anniss Desterres

World sales

  • Be For Films

Production

  • Max Films Media

Cinematographer

  • Nicoias Canniccioni

Music

  • Louis-Jean Cormier

Sound

  • Frédéric Cloutier
  • Stephen De Oliveira
Duration
117'
Status
Swiss Premiere
Saturday 7 March

20:30

Grütli - Salle Simon

In the presence of the filmmaker Myriam Verreault

Friday 13 March

18:30

Grütli - Salle Langlois