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Before Tomorrow

Directors Marie-Hélène Cousineau, Madeline Piujuq Ivalu (Inuk)
Year 2009
Run Time 93min
Genre Drama
Set in 1840, as white settlers begin encroaching on Inuit territory, Before Tomorrow is a visually stunning tale of an Inuk woman and her grandson. Ningiuq (director Madeline Piujuq Ivalu) is an elder who, along with her best friend Kutuujuk (Qulitalik), gather with their families each summer to share food, visit and tell stories. This particular summer however, Kutuujuk is sick and Ningiuq is worried about their future.

The two women and Ningiuq’s grandson Maniq (Paul-Dylan Ivalu) are dropped off on a remote island to dry and store fish for winter. However, as summer turns to fall, they wait in vain for the others to pick them up, and Ningiuq worries that her worst fears about the impending advance of white Europeans are coming true.

Directors

Marie-Hélène Cousineau, Madeline Piujuq Ivalu (Inuk)

Writers

Marie-Hélène Cousineau, Susan Avingaq (Inuk)

Cast

Madeline Piujuq Ivalu (Inuk), Paul-Dylan Ivalu (Inuk)

Producer

Stéphane Rituit

Genre

Drama

Interests

Female Filmmaker, Indigenous Filmmaker, Literary Adaptation

Original Language

Inuktitut

Language Version

EN Subtitles

Canadian Distributor

eOne