Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Ancient Inuit Wisdom as Sustenance in Dire Times

"Before Tomorrow" is set in 1840 at the perilous moment when white
explorers with their strange customs and implements began encroaching on
the far north territory occupied by Inuit tribes that had little or no
contact with the outside world. This visually transfixing movie is the
third in a trilogy that began with the ancient Inuit folk tale "The Fast
Runner" ("Atanarjuat") and continued with "The Journals of Knud
Rasmussen," set in the early 1920s.




Opens on Wednesday (12/02/09) in Manhattan.

Directed by Marie-Hélène Cousineau and Madeline Piujuq Ivalu; written by
Ms. Cousineau, Ms. Piujuq Ivalu and Susan Avingaq, based on the novel "For
Morgendagen" by Jorn Riel; directors of photography, Norman Cohn and Félix
Lajeunesse; edited by Mr. Cohn, Ms. Cousineau, Mr. Lajeunesse and Louise
Dugal; music by Kate and Anna McGarrigle; production designer, Ms.
Avingaq; produced by Zacharias Kunuk, Mr. Cohn and Stéphane Rituit;
released by Igloolik Isuma Productions. At the Film Forum, 209 West
Houston Street, west of Avenue of the Americas, West Village. In
Inuktitut, with English subtitles. Running time: 1 hour 33 minutes. This
film is not rated.

WITH: Madeline Piujuq Ivalu (Ningiuq), Paul-Dylan Ivalu (Maniq), Peter
Henry Arnatsiaq (Apak), Mary Qulitalik (Kutuujuk) and Tumasie Sivuarapik

See also

Radio interview with Marie-Helene Cousineau and Madeline Piujuq Ivalu

Video of another
Marie-Helene Cousineau Interview

Before Tomorrow: feature from Arnait Video Collective

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