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Kuessipan + Closed Doors | TFF

On October 18, 2020

Categories: Film

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Based on Naomi Fontaine’s acclaimed novel, two childhood friends from the same Quebec Innu community begin to realize that they face very different futures.

This is Myriam Verreault’s bittersweet portrait of the ties that bind people, places and possibilities.

In a Quebec Innu community, Mikuan and Shaniss struggle to maintain their close friendship when they clash over their diverging ambitions. When Mikuan falls in love with a white boy and starts to consider a life beyond their tiny reserve, her bond with Shaniss and her family is put to the test.

A coming-of-age story told with humour, tenderness, and heartbreak, Kuessipan is a poignant exploration of evolving friendship and dreams, and the bonds that will forever root us in our culture. Kuessipan is told through an Indigenous lens yet remains relevant to us all as we discover the power of community — along with the individual strength it takes to follow our own path.

Language: French with English subtitles

Runtime: 117 minutes

Classification: PG

Country: Canada

Screens with short film Closed Doors

Regaining consciousness in a car wreck, a young father finds that his daughter is missing. In order to reconcile what has happened to his child, he must overcome his own fears and past destructive actions.

Runtime: 14 minutes

Classification: 15+

Country: Australia


2020-10-18 10:00:00
2020-10-18 10:00:00