Saturday, March 7, 2020

LA RIVIERE SANS REPOS (Directed by Marie- Hélène Cousineau) ****

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In the Far North in 1945, the Inuit were forced to comply with government ruses for kids schooling and even to move their cabins to the other side of the river. This wonderful film introduced Elsa who is determined to keep her infant son, Jimmy, with her and teach him everything about reading with the help of his uncle whom she eventually bonds with physically. Elsa and Jimmy must camp out to protect their way of life. Jimmy never does find out form his mother who is father is, and there is a very good reason for that. A beautiful film with stunning music and subtle acting. The film was based on the novel by Gabrielle Roy.Qaunrig Chapman as Elsa was brilliant, as was Etua Snowball who played her uncle. (This magnificent film was screened at Rendez-Vous Festival)

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