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TIFF 2020 13-19 January



January 13-19 2020

Program 2020

RESTLESS RIVER Official Trailer (English)

The Second World War is coming to an end, and American soldiers are withdrawing from their base in Northern Quebec. The young Inuk woman Elsa becomes pregnant following an assault by one of the departing soldiers and must raise her child in a transitional period for the Inuk population, where the effects of colonialism and modern technology are supplanting old traditions.

RESTLESS RIVER portrays a people that isn’t so far from us geographically, but whose voices are seldom heard. This is a piece of warm social realism that finds universal themes within its depiction of a specific historical period, and that subtly but effectively expresses how Elsa must navigate new and old societal norms to maintain her autonomy. The rugged and striking Arctic landscape serves as a poetic backdrop for this poignant adaptation of Windflower, written by prominent Canadian author Gabrielle Roy.
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Orginal title: 
Restless River
Marie-Hélène Cousineau and
Madeline Ivalu
Marie-Hélène Cousineau, Madeline Ivalu
Malaya Qaunirq Chapman, Etua Snowball, Matthew York, Nick Serino, Madeline Ivalu
Run time: 
1 hour 39 min
Inuktitut, English, French
Marie-Hélène Cousineau
Aranit Video Production
Age rating: 
Director info: 
Marie-Hélène Cousineau (b. 1960) is a Canadian director and producer. She has been based in Igloolik in the Canadian Arctic, where she co-founded the filmmaking collective Arnait Video Productions with, among others, Madeline Ivalu, who has co-directed several of Cousineau’s films, including RESTLESS RIVER.
Marie-Hélène Cousineau (f. 1960) er en kanadisk filmregissør og produsent. Hun har siden 1991 vært bosatt i Igloolik i det arktiske Canada. Her var hun med på å etablere filmkollektivet Arnait Video Productions med blant andre Madeline Ivalu, som har fungert som medregissør på flere av Cousineaus filmer, inkludert RESTLESS RIVER.