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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 - had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival and received multiple awards in Canada and beyond including the Best Director Award at the Windsor International Film Festival and the Quebec City International Film Festival.

Montagnais, French, English w/English subtitles

  • Year
  • Runtime
    117 minutes
  • Language
    Montagnais, French, English
  • Country
  • Director
    Myriam Verreault
  • Screenwriter
    Myriam Verreault, Naomi Fontaine
  • Cast
    Brigitte Poupart, Étienne Galloy, Yamie Grégoire