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.

  • Section: Competition - Fiction
  • Original language: French
  • Subtitles: English & French

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Director(s)

Myriam Verreault

Writer(s)

Naomi Fontaine & Myriam Verreault

Casting

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

World sales

  • Be For Films

Production

  • Max Films Media

Cinematographer

  • Nicoias Canniccioni

Music

  • Louis-Jean Cormier

Sound

  • Frédéric Cloutier
  • Stephen De Oliveira

Duration

117'

Production country

Canada

Status

Swiss Premiere

Saturday 7 March

20h30

Grütli - Salle Simon

In the presence of the filmmaker Myriam Verreault

cancelled

Friday 13 March

18h30

Grütli - Salle Langlois

cancelled


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