Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner – smARTfilms: Indigenous Filmmakers
(2001) R 2h52m Inuktitut with English subtitles
Passed down through centuries of oral tradition, Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner is the telling of an Inuit legend of an evil spirit causing strife in the community and one warrior’s endurance and battle of its menace. It revolves around the title character, whose marriage with his two wives earns him the animosity of the son of the band leader, who kills Atanarjuat’s brother and forces Atanarjuat to flee by foot.
Winner of multiple awards and distinctions, including the 2001 Cannes Film Festival Camera d’Or.
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