30.09. - 09.10.2021

Iqaluit Canada 2016 | 103 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2016

Benoit Pilon

Benoît Pilon (*1962) makes both documentaries and feature films. The Necessities of Life (2008) won the Canadian film prize for best direction. Iqaluit is his ninth film. 

rated for 0 + years
Carmen travels from Southern Canada to Iqaluit in the North-East to look after her husband Gilles who works in a town almost solely inhabited by Inuits and has mysteriously been seriously injured. When Gilles dies, Carmen decides to stay and investigate the reason for his death. Her world is shattered when she learns that he had fathered a child with a local woman. Instead of leaving, however, she goes deeper into the Inuit community, makes friends – and comes across traces of a fatal drama. Iqaluit plunges into a world marked by alcohol and hopelessness and shows with documentary sangfroid the crass social divide between Canada's ethnic communities.
Original title: Iqaluit
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: French, Inuktitut, English
Section: Kaleidoscope
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Benoit Pilon
Screenplay: Benoit Pilon
Cast: Marie-Josée Croze, François Papineau, Natar Ungalaq, Christine Tootoo, Paul Nutarariaq, Sébastien Huberdeau
Producer: Bernadette Payeur, Robert Lacerte, Marc Daigle, Charlotte DeWolff
Director of Photography: Michel La Veaux
Music: Robert Marcel Lepage
Production Design: Patrice Bengle
Editor: Richard Comeau
Sound: 0
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Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Seville International
Production: ACPAV inc.; Piksuk Media
Contact: Ruby Rondina, Seville International:


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