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The fast runner [videorecording] / Lot 47 Films ; Igloolik Isuma Productions presents a National Film Board of Canada co-production ; producers, Paul Apak Angilirq, Norman Cohn, Zacharias Kunuk ; director, Zacharias Kunuk ; writer, Paul Apak Angilirq
Alternate (uniform) Title Atanarjuat (Motion picture)
Widescreen version (1.85:1)
Culver City, Calif. : Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment, c2002
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 Videos/2nd Flr  PN1997.2 .F377 2002    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Wilderness survival -- Drama
Inuit drama
Man-woman relationships -- Drama
Revenge -- Drama
Feature films
Physical Description 1 videodisc (161 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Note - System Details DVD
Language In Inuktitut, with English and French subtitles
Performer/Participant Natar Ungalaaq, Sylvia Ivalu, Peter-Henry Arnatsiaq, Lucy Tulugarjuk, Pauloosie Qulitalik, Madeline Ivalu, Eugene Ipkarnak, Pakak Innuksuk
Credits Photography, Norman Cohn ; editors, Zacharias Kunuk, Norman Cohn, Marie-Christine Sarda ; original music, Chris Crilly
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 2001
Rated R
Summary Film explores the universal themes of love, revenge and survival. When a small, nomadic community is cursed by an unknown shaman, the curse is still felt years later. Atanarjuat falls in love with Atuat, a woman already promised to the son of the clan's leader. In a fight, she is won by Atanarjuat causing vengeful clan leader Oki to plot to attack Atanarjuat and his brother in their sleep. Atanarjuat manages to escape and sets off running across the ice, embarking on a harrowing adventure to survive in the brutal wilderness. His journey ends when he returns, stronger and wiser, to reclaim his life and stop the curse that has divided his people
Contents Sister's departure -- "Evil came upon us." -- Tulimaq -- Atanarjuat & Amaqjuaq -- Wolf on the skin -- Oki -- Building an igloo -- Fighting for Atuat -- The family way -- Puja -- Keeping warm -- Kumaglak -- "My husband tried to kill me!" -- "Puja is a witch" -- Oki murders Amaqjuaq -- The fast runner -- Saved by strangers -- "Where is Atanarjuat?" -- Qulitalik -- "We don't steal women." -- Oki rapes Atuat -- Patricide -- Their new leader -- A strange rabbit -- Atanarjuat returns -- Burying the hatchet -- Expelling the evil
Awards Cannes Film Festival, 2001; Golden Camera (Zacharias Kunuk)
Genie Awards, 2002: Claude Jutra Award (Zacharias Kunuk); Genie Best Achievement in Direction (Zacharias Kunuk); Best Achievement in Editing (Norman Cohn, Zacharias Kunuk, Marie-Christine Sarda); Best Achievement in Music - Original Score (Chris Crilly); Best Motion Picture (Norman Cohn, Paul Apak Angilirq, Zacharias Kunuk, Germaine Ying-Gee Wong); Best Screenplay (Paul Apak Angilirq)
Alternate Author Kunuk, Zacharias
Angilirq, Paul Apak, 1954-1998
Ungalaq, Natar, 1959-
Ivalu, Sylvia
Arnatsiaq, Peter Henry
Tulugarjuk, Lucy
Igloolik Isuma Productions
National Film Board of Canada
Lot 47 Films (Firm)
Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment (Firm)

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