Director: Zacharias Kunuk Run Time: 172min Genre(s): Action/Adventure, Drama
Based on an ancient Inuit legend, Atanarjuat is an epic tale of love, betrayal and revenge. The beautiful Atuat (Ivalu) has been promised to the short-fused Oki (Arnatsiaq), the son of the tribe’s leader. However, she loves the good-natured Atanarjuat (Ungalaaq), a fast runner and excellent hunter. When Atanarjuat is forced to battle the jealous Oki for Atuat’s hand, the events that follow determine not only his fate, but that of his people. Atanarjuat won 20 awards, including eight Genies and the Caméra d’Or at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival.
“I am not surprised that The Fast Runner has been a box office hit in its opening engagements. It is unlike anything most audiences will have ever seen, and yet it tells a universal story.”
— Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
Venue: Fogo Island Inn
Date: April 16, 2019
Time: 6:30 PM
Ticket price: Free
Event Primary Language: English
Guest(s): Meeka Kunnuk
The Fogo Island Inn's own Meeka Kunnuk will join the screening to talk about her uncle, the producer of Atanarjuat.
Accessibility: Venue deemed accessible by event host.
Fogo Island Inn, 210 Main Rd., Fogo Island, NL, A0G2X0
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