The first Inuktikut language feature film is a remarkably compelling drama based on an ancient Inuit legend and set in the north Baffin region of the Candian Arctic. Atanarjuat (Ungalaaq) is in love with Atuat (Ivalu), who is already promised to the jealous Oki (Arnatsiaq) who decides to kill his rival. Atanarjuat manages to escape by running (naked) across the ice, outlasting his pursuers until he finds a safe refuge. Then he decides to go back to his community and settle the score.
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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 172 minutes.
Originally from Canadian.
Cannes 2001: First Feature; Genie 2001: Director (Kunuk), Film, Film Editing, Screenplay, Score.
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