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Before Tomorrow

Before Tomorrow
  • 2008
  • Canada
  • 93 min
  • Directed by: Marie-Hélène Cousineau and Madeline Ivalu
  • Cast: Madeline Ivalu, Paul Dylan Ivalu
  • Language: Inuktitut
  • Website: www.glasgowfilm.org/festival

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A profound, elemental and hauntingly beautiful Inuit drama set in Northern Quebec. Two isolated families meet after many years. It is summer; a happy time to celebrate their reunion. Elders tell stories, young people get married and plans are made for the future. Despite the joyful mood, Ninioq, an old woman of strength and wisdom, cannot stop worrying. Is it the illness of her best friend, Kuutujuk, who is preparing to die? Is her own sense of mortality haunting her? Or is it the strange foreign object that Maniq, her favourite grandson, found on the beach? Reluctant to partake in this timeless happiness, Ninioq feels the need to reflect on her own uncertain life. Preceded by short film An Seoladh (The Crossing, 10m), written and directed by Seonaid Macdonald, the winner of FilmG in its inaugural year. Part of Glasgow Film Festival

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