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Kuessipan
117-minutes
Two girls grow up as best friends in an Innu community who promised each other to stick together no matter what. But their friendship is shaken when Mikuan falls for a white boy.
Screening day / time
  • Nov 18-21: Virtual Encore
  • Nov 14 (Sun): Block 4 – 4:30pm

Kuessipan

Filmmakers
Running Time
Feature Film
117 minutes
Genres
Narrative

Kuessipan

Adapted from Naomi Fontaine’s acclaimed novel, Kuessipan is Myriam Verreault’s first narrative feature. In a Quebec Innu community, Mikuan (Sharon Fontaine-Ishpatao) and Shaniss (Yamie Grégoire) 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.

Film details
Subtitles
Full
Festival screenings
Year(s) screened
  • 2021
Screening Day / Time
  • Nov 18-21: Virtual Encore
  • Nov 14 (Sun): Block 4 – 4:30pm
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