Kuessipan

117 mins.
Directed by Myriam Verreault
G
English, French, and Montagnais with subtitles
2021

Last day Thursday, April 15.
 

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On Tuesday, April 6, KUESSIPAN actor Sharon Fontaine-Ishpatao and producer Félize Frappier joined us for a Q&A. We also welcomed Diarah N'Daw-Spech of ArtMattan Films and Cat Kim of the Cinema Arts Centre. Click here to watch a recording of the conversation.


Two girls grow up as best friends in a Quebec Innu community. While Mikuan has a loving family, Shaniss is picking up the pieces of her shattered childhood. As children, they promised each other to stick together no matter what.

But as they're about to turn 17, their friendship is shaken when Mikuan falls for a white boy, and starts dreaming of leaving the reserve that is now too small for her dreams.

Adapted from the acclaimed novel Kuessipan, Myriam Verreault's first narrative feature was co-written with the novel’s First Nation Canadian author Naomi Fontaine. Kuessipan means "your turn" in the Innu language, a title chosen to mark the notion that it is the Innu people's turn to tell their story.