Acclaimed director Zacharias Kunuk’s latest project, One Day in the Life of Noah Piugattuk,
will be screened at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) on Sept. 13, Isuma Distribution International announced Tuesday.
Kunuk, writer-cinematographer Norman Cohn and producer Jonathan Frantz will join actor Apayata Kotierk at the Sept. 13 TIFF screening.
TIFF press and industry will get a sneak peek at the movie on Sept. 5 in Toronto.
One Day in the Life of Noah Piugattuk is set on north Baffin Island in 1961 and was shot on location. The picture tells of Noah Piugattuk’s nomadic Inuit band living and hunting by dogteam, just as his ancestors did when he was born in 1900.
“When the white man known as Boss arrives in camp, what appears as a chance meeting soon opens up the prospect of momentous change,” reads an Isuma synopsis of the film’s plot.
The film also stars Kim Bodnia and Benjamin Kunuk.
Zacharias Kunuk’s Atanarjuat The Fast Runner won best feature film at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival.