KUESSIPAN

Directed by Myriam Verreault
Canada
117 minutes
Adapted from an acclaimed Canadian novel by Naomi Fontaine, Kuessipan is a poignant coming-of-age story told through an Indigenous lens of two First Nation girls from a rural Quebec Innu community.
Sunday, October 18th 2020, 1:15 pm

SELECTED: TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2019

Adapted from an acclaimed Canadian novel by Naomi Fontaine, Kuessipan is the coming-of-age story told through an Indigenous lens of two First Nation girls from a rural Quebec Innu community, Mikuan and Shaniss. The pair have been close friends throughout their childhood years, despite different family backgrounds. But with the end of their teenage years approaching, they clash over differing ambitions. Mikuan, the more studious of the pair, dreams of life beyond their tiny reserve, and embarks on a relationship that puts her at odds with her lifelong companion. As their friendship is put to the test, the 17 year-olds struggle to find their place in the world. Director Myriam Verreault’s debut feature, a poignant study of friendship and community, and the bonds of culture, is full of humour, kindness and heartbreak.

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Classification
M
Country
Canada
Language
In French and Innu with English subtitles
Director
Myriam Verreault
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