Before Tomorrow

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BEFORE TOMORROW (D: Madeline Piujuq Ivalu, Marie-Hélène Cousineau, Canada). 93 minutes. October 18, 7 pm, Al Green. Rating: NNNN


Before Tomorrow is a must-see at this festival. Despite the fact that it copped the best Canadian first feature award at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, this fabulously un-Hollywood flick may not get mainstream distribution.

Members of their Inuit community deposit Ninioq (Madeline Piujuq Ivalu) and her grandson Maniq (Paul-Dylan Ivalu) on a remote island so the two can dry the village’s fish catch. But things go terribly wrong back home and no one arrives to pick them up.

With heartbreaking performances by the principals, this third film in the trilogy from Igloolik Isuma Productions that also includes The Fast Runner and The Journals Of Knud Rasmussen has maybe 10 pages of dialogue, but it flies by.

Mesmerizingly beautiful.

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