The Fast Runner (Atanarjuat)

2001, Movie, NR, 172 mins

The Fast Runner (Atanarjuat)
Movie audiences have seen little of the Canadian Arctic native people since 1922, when Robert J. Flaherty introduced NANOOK OF THE NORTH to the rest of the world. So this strange and often thrilling three-hour film is a welcome event: Not only is it a reintroduction to a fascinating culture that has survived 4,000 years in a remote and most inhospitable climate, but it's also the first film ever directed by an Inuit filmmaker and featuring an all-Inuit cast. Based on an age-old folktale and set in the distant past, the story unfolds in Igloolik, now the cultural center of Nunavut but once a small settlement of nomadic Inuit. The village has fallen under the evil infl...
Released: 2001 Rated: NR Length: 172 mins

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