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Kuessipan (2019)

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Two girls grow up as best friends in an Innu community who promised each other to stick together no matter what. But their friendship is shaken when Mikuan falls for a white boy.

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Myriam Verreault
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Credited cast:
Brigitte Poupart ... Professeur Mikuan
Étienne Galloy ... Francis
Sharon Ishpatao Fontaine Sharon Ishpatao Fontaine ... Mikuan Vollant
Yamie Grégoire Yamie Grégoire ... Shaniss Jourdain
Douglas Grégoire Douglas Grégoire ... Greg
Anniss Desterres Anniss Desterres ... Nukum
Mike Innu Papu Mckenzie Mike Innu Papu Mckenzie ... Claude Vollant
Roselyn Fontaine Roselyn Fontaine ... Uapukun Vollant
Caroline Vachon Caroline Vachon ... Louise Vollant
Billy-Jack Jourdain Billy-Jack Jourdain ... Josh
Cédrick Ambroise Cédrick Ambroise ... Metshu Vollant
Mikupishan Poirier Mikupishan Poirier ... Nishkiss (9 months)
Martin Desgagnés Martin Desgagnés ... Workshop host
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Two girls grow up as best friends in an Innu community. While Mikuan has a loving family, Shaniss is picking up the pieces of her shattered childhood. As children, they promised each other to stick together no matter what. But as they're about to turn 17, their friendship is shaken when Mikuan falls for a white boy, and starts dreaming of leaving the reserve that's now too small for her dreams. Written by Max Films Media

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-"Kuessipan" is the Innu word for "your turn". See more »

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Deeply moving
30 January 2020 | by MammaGrodaSee all my reviews

One of the most fiercely beautiful films I've seen in a long time. I earned my living as a translator for over 25 years, and I cannot imagine how young Mikuan's written pieces will be translated from the French. Like the movie itself, they are of this time and place, yet they are imbued with a soulful otherness that echoes and belies at once the harsh reality of life for an Innu community in northeastern Québec.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

Montagnais | French | English

Release Date:

4 October 2019 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Kuessipan See more »

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Stereo (5.1)

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Color
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