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Two girls grow up as best friends in a Quebec Innu community. While Mikuan has a loving family, Shaniss is picking up the pieces of her shattered childhood. As children, they promised each other to stick together no matter what. But as they're about to turn 17, their friendship is shaken when Mikuan falls for a white boy, and starts dreaming of leaving the reserve that is now too small for her dreams.


Adapted from Naomi Fontaine's acclaimed novel Kuessipan, Myriam Verreault's first narrative feature was co-written with the novel’s First Nation Canadian author Naomi Fontaine. Kuessipan means "your turn" in the Innu language, a title chosen to mark the notion that it is the Innu people's turn to tell their story.

  • Year
    2019
  • Runtime
    117 minutes
  • Language
    Montagnais, French, English
  • Country
    Canada
  • Director
    Myriam Verreault
  • Screenwriter
    Naomi Fontaine, Myriam Verreault
  • Cast
    Brigitte Poupart, Étienne Galloy, Sharon Ishpatao Fontaine
  • Cinematographer
    Nicolas Canniccioni
  • Editor
    Amélie Labrèche, Sophie Leblond, Myriam Verreault
  • Music
    Louis-Jean Cormier