Before Tomorrow

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Third Inuit feature (2009) in The Fast Runner Trilogy.

Winner of Best Canadian First Feature at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival, Before Tomorrow is the first feature film written and directed by Igloolik's Arnait Video Productions women's collective, which have been filming Inuit women's stories since 1991. Story based on For Morgendaggen by Jorn Riel.

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Third Inuit feature (2009) in The Fast Runner Trilogy.

Winner of Best Canadian First Feature at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival, Before Tomorrow is the first feature film written and directed by Igloolik's Arnait Video Productions women's collective, which have been filming Inuit women's stories since 1991. Story based on For Morgendaggen by Jorn Riel.

Circa 1840. Two isolated families meet after many years. It is summer; a happy time to celebrate their reunion. Despite the joyful mood, Ningiuq, an old woman of strength and wisdom, cannot stop worrying. Is it the illness of her best friend, Kutuguk, who is preparing to die? Or is it the strange foreign object that Maniq, her favourite grandson, found on the beach? .

After a successful fishing season, the families decide to dry the winter's catch on a remote island. Ningiuq volunteers to take on this chore. Her faithful grandson Maniq follows her, as does the old Kutuguk. As the cold of fall begins the three wait in vain for the hunters to return. When the first snow falls Ningiuq decides to return to the main camp with Maniq to see what has happened to the others

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"A profound, elemental and hauntingly beautiful period drama that makes an intimate story of endurance into a metaphor for an entire culture." Alissa Simon, Variety.

"Mesmerizingly beautiful, with heartbreaking performances by the principals, this third film in the trilogy from Igloolik Isuma Productions...has maybe 10 pages of dialogue, but it flies by." Susan Cole, Now Magazine.

"A mythic quality, a sense of symbolism and spirits that seem to rise from the tundra.... Before Tomorrow is about the end of the end." Jay Stone, National Post.

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Anonymous's picture

enjoyed watching the video...thanks for sharing

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I like the film thanks for sharing

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Qujannamiik ikajurunnasaarmataa aasit Arnait Tarrijaaliuqttingit, amma Kingullikkut. Piluaqttumik Atuat Akittiq, ilisarijausimasaaqttillugu saalaksausiarutinganik annuraaliuttiaqsimalaanguningit qisinngnik, tukttuniglu sanasimajunik, tavvani tarrijaami Qaulaunginningani (Before Tomorrow). Ajjiqutinganni aturunnaratta tassuminga Gone Wild Fashion Show, qujannamik. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Arnait Video Productions team, and Kingulliit for accepting my permission to use their photo, Atuat Akittiq receiving her award for best costume award, during Gone Wild Fashion Show in Fort Smith, NT. Marie-Helen, great story and very well done film! Qujannamik! Atuat Akittiq, and Michelline Amaaq, and all the seamstress, Congratulations! Lucy Tulugarjuk.
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 Love this movie.

Akukitsormioq.

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aww, I love this movie, it touched me <3

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 Hi

Impressive storytelling. A beautifull way to preserve words and life as it were for the future. 

Excelent combination of using prof and modern filmtechniqs and yet still beeing true to the mood, the tempo, and simple essens of storytelling. Instead of just being another good movie, this movie makes a difference. Maybe not for the world, but for the lucky ones to see it. 

I love the way the story offers me a simple and yet very tight frame for my own reflection.  I came out of your story with a fine experience, and a bit more clever on my self. thx..Thats storytelling.

 

great work

Keld Yding Sørensen

Denmark

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Yes, the best film of the trilogy. This one is a tear-jerker, but beautifully told!

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I am so awestruck at the brilliance of this film! Truly one of the most beautiful films I have ever had the privilege to watch! Thank you!

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 I'm vertually speechless in awe.... What a great people they are!

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A very good movie excellent really enjoyed it thanks

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Aloha from Hawaii.

Very touching film, let me wondering what's in store for grandma and grandson in the future! truely a well deserved fim. Wishes more people are inclined to watch this.

 

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 What a great movie! 

Congratulations from Brasil

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Great video thanks for the share, really enjoyed it.

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 Excellent movie, I hope that there will be a sequel, I'd like to see more!  Is it available on DVD?

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Let us all support this people in their struggle against Canadian Uranium mining cooperations. Thanks for this great movie!!

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 The best part of Trilogy.

Greetings from Serbia!

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فيلم خلابة! الرجاء جعل العديد والعديد من المزيد من الأفلام مثل هذا واحد!

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مسلسل الشهره التركي

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Merci pour ce film qui nous montre la dignité profonde du peuple Inuit.
C'est un bel exemple pour nous, le peuple blanc, serons nous capable un jour de laisser la nature telle qu'elle est et de développer notre sagesse et notre cœur comme les Inuit l'ont fait?
La simplicité et la pureté de ce film sont magnifiques!
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This was another wonderful film... I love these stories, these films... do more!

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谁然听不懂,但我理解

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I am so awestruck at the brilliance of this film! Truly one of the most beautiful films I have ever had the privilege to watch! Thank you!

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Un film magnifique, tout en retenue et en simplicité, un film qui va droit au coeur, un film qui va à l'essentiel, sans artifice. Quelle belle leçon de vie et de mort ! La fin du film m'a bouleversée. Comment ne pas admirer la force et la grandeur d'âme de cette grand-mère qui, devant l'inélucatble, choisit ce départ en douceur vers l'au-delà avec son petit-fils ? J'en ai encore les larmes aux yeux... Le jeu des acteurs est remarquable, la photographie belle à couper le souffle, la musique, la bande sonore : une réussite totale. Merci ! J'aimerais vraiment le revoir sur grand écran pour le savourer davantage.

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we can view properly

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