Before tomorrow

Before tomorrow

Le jour avant le lendemain

DVD - 2009 | Inuktitut
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A strong Inuit woman demonstrates that human dignity is at the core of life from beginning to end, as she faces with her beloved grandson the ultimate challenge of survival.
Publisher: Montreal, Quebec : Alliance Vivafilm, [2009]
Branch Call Number: DVD BEF
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (93 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Riel, Jr̜n
Alliance Atlantis Vivafilm
Alternative Title: Jour avant le lendemain


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Jan 06, 2017

Directors Marie-Hélène Cousineau and Madeline Ivalu make perfect use of their arctic locations to tell this tale of an ill-fated Inuit family, a follow-up of sorts to 2001’s "Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner". Their cast of aboriginal non-professionals put in such natural performances that at times the film resembles a documentary especially with those amazing backdrops of rocky shores, rolling tundra, and sheets of ice glistening beneath a frozen sun. Whether it be an old woman savouring a bowl of berries or another seeking solace from her dead husband’s memory, the directors wring a bit of magic from even the simplest scenes. Those expecting an action adventure movie will be sorely disappointed however, for just like one of grandmother’s bedtime stories told round a guttering oil lamp, "Before Tomorrow" is a slow progression of quiet moments and everyday metaphors whose underlying message—the devastating cost of colonialism—is delivered in a hushed whisper.

Mar 29, 2016

A very beautiful movie. The pace is slow and I had to review the ending to make sure I understood what happened. But so worth it!

Sep 03, 2011

very touching film - window into the Inuit culture

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