You’re invited to our free screening of Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner, on Wednesday, November 15, 2017. This is our final Canada on Screen event of 2017, and we’re excited to end the year with this award-winning and beautifully epic film from our collection.
- Location: Library and Archives Canada (LAC) auditorium, 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa
- Doors open at 6 p.m.; screening at 6:45 p.m.
- Film shown in Inuktitut with English subtitles
- Restricted to people 18 years of age or older
- Photos from Project Naming, the Inuit photo stories exhibition, will be on display
Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner (2001)
Directed by and starring filmmaker Zacharias Kunuk, Atanarjuat is the first feature-length film to be written, acted and directed entirely in the Inuktitut language. Based on an ancient Inuit legend, the film retells an epic tale of betrayal, revenge and crime that ruptures the trust in a small arctic community.
Atanarjuat has won 20 awards, including eight Genies and the Caméra d’Or at the 2001 Cannes international film festival. In 2015, Atanarjuat was selected as the number one Canadian film of all time, according to a poll of filmmakers and critics at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Canada on Screen
In recognition of Canada's 150th anniversary of Confederation, Canada on Screen showcases moving image works that have shaped Canadian culture, identity and heritage. The program is a co-production of TIFF, Library and Archives Canada, the Cinémathèque Québécoise, and The Cinematheque in Vancouver, and is made possible by TIFF's presenting partners, the Government of Canada, RBC, and the Government of Ontario, and supporting partner Telefilm Canada.
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