Before Tomorrow

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HD version/Third Inuit feature (2009) in The Fast Runner Trilogy. Stream film or Download Trilogy (pay-what-you-can) in SD, 720p or full 1080p HD. More about this film.

Screenplay by Marie-Hélène Cousineau (in collaboration with Susan Avingaq and Madeline Ivalu), based on For Morgendaggen By Jorn Riel.

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HD version/Third Inuit feature (2009) in The Fast Runner Trilogy. Stream film or Download Trilogy (pay-what-you-can) in SD, 720p or full 1080p HD. More about this film.

Screenplay by Marie-Hélène Cousineau (in collaboration with Susan Avingaq and Madeline Ivalu), based on For Morgendaggen By Jorn Riel.

Circa 1840. Some Inuit tribes still have never met any white people, although rumours circulate about what they might be, where they come from, and why.

Two isolated families meet after many years. It is summer; a happy time to celebrate their reunion. Elders tell stories, young people get married, plans are made for the future food is abundant. Despite the joyful mood, Ningiuq, an old woman of strength and wisdom, cannot stop worrying. She sees the world around her as fragile, an unease dread about something she does not understand. Is it the illness of her best friend, Kutuguk, who is preparing to die? Is her own sense of mortality haunting her? Or is it the strange foreign object that Maniq, her favourite grandson, found on the beach? Reluctant to partake in this timeless happiness, Ningiuq feels the need to reflect on her own uncertain life.

After a successful fishing, the families decide to dry the winter's catch on a remote island, safe from dogs and other animals. Ningiuq volunteers to take on this chore, seizing the occasion for some time alone. Her grandson, Maniq, follows her, as does the old Kutuguk. The destiny of these three unfolds on the island as they wait in vain for the return of the hunters as the cold of fall begins. No one comes. Where are they? Kutuguk' s last hour passes and Ningiuq and Maniq bury her. The wind shifts and a storm sweeps away their camp. When the first snow falls Ningiuq decides to return to the main camp with Maniq to see what happened to the others.

But there are no others. In an incomprehensible nightmare, everyone is dead, their bodies twisted in pain and covered with blisters. Beside their bloated corpses, Ningiuq finds objects known to belong to the white foreigners... a steel needle, a tin cup. Stunned, Ningiuq and Maniq go back to the relative safety of their island. What can they do now? If they are completely alone in this world what is the meaning of survival? Drawing on her deep spirituality and all her survival skills, Ningiuq tries desperately and cheerfully to protect Maniq from the loneliness of being the last human being on earth. One day, in the dark of the winter, she senses her own death coming. What is she to do?

 

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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

Anonymous's picture

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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