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Kuessipan (2019)

A beautiful story of indigenous identity and growing apart from childhood friends

Drama

7.6

movie

Canada

Cree, English, French

2019

Myriam Verreault

Brigitte Poupart, Étienne Galloy, Katinen Grégoire-Fontaine

117 min

Synopsis

Two childhood friends from the same Quebec Innu community begin to realize that they face very different futures.

Our Take

7.6
Bilal Zouheir

This coming-of-age drama set near Sept-Îles in Quebec, Canada is about two indigenous Innu best friends who grow up together. One day, one of them meets a white guy and starts planning a life with him, which is seen by both her best friend and her community as a rupture with them.

“If everybody did the same thing you’re doing, we wouldn’t exist,” her friend tells her. Kuessipan is about that intersection between friends growing apart and indigenous identity, all set in the backdrop of Canadian reserve life. Won the Grand Prix at the Québec City Film Festival.

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