30.09. - 09.10.2021

Kuessipan Canada 2019 | 117 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2020

Myriam Verreault

MYRIAM VERREAULT (*1979) studied journalism, history and film and works as a director, screenplay writer, producer and editor. After her well-received debut "West of Pluto" (2019), "Kuessipan" is her second film.

rated for 0 + years
[⏵] A declaration of love to Quebec‘s Innu community: the adaptation of the eponymous novel is a humorous and moving coming-of-age story between the traditional and the modern. Mikuan and Shaniss are growing up together in a Innu community in Quebec. The girls have been best friends for ever and sworn to always be there for one another. But with puberty come the problems and the first love. Mikuan would like to free herself from the shackles of her origin and dreams of a life outside the reservation – of education and her boyfriend. The friendship suffers, as does the relationship between Mikuan to her family.
Original title: Kuessipan
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: French, English, Innu
Section: Voilà!
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Myriam Verreault
Screenplay: Naomi Fontaine, Myriam Verreault
Cast: Sharon Ishpatao Fontaine, Yamie Grégoire, Étienne Galloy, Cédrick Ambroise, Mike Innu Papu Mckenzie, Brigitte Poupart
Producer: Félize Frappier
Director of Photography: Nicolas Canniccioni
Music: Louis-Jean Cormier
Production Design: Joëlle Péloquin
Editor: Amélie Labrèche, Sophie Leblond, Myriam Verreault
Sound: Frédéric Cloutier, Stephen De Oliveira
Costume design: Marjolayne Desrosiers, Laurie-Anne Viens
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Be For Films
Production: Max Films Media
Contact: Paméla Leu, Be For Films:


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