Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner

Kanada, 2001

Alkuperäiskansojen elokuvaviikko

Inuiittien ensimmäinen, Cannesissa palkittu pitkä fiktio, joka taannoin valittiin kaikkien aikojen parhaaksi kanadalaiseksi. Vanhaan tarinaan perustuva eepos vihasta, kostosta ja rakkaudesta arktisilla lakeuksilla.

The telling of an Inuit legend of an evil spirit causing strife in the community and one warrior’s endurance and battle of its menace. It was the first feature film ever to be written, directed and acted entirely in the Inuktitut language.

The film premiered at the 54th Cannes Film Festival in May 2001. A major critical success, Atanarjuat won the Caméra d’Or (Golden Camera) at Cannes, and six Genie Awards, including Best Motion Picture.  Atanarjuat was also a commercial success, becoming Canada’s top-grossing release of 2002.