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Chez les géants Aude Leroux-Lévesque, Sébastien Rist

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Living with Giants

The giants in question are two young people living in a magnificent but unforgiving wilderness. Paulusie and Nikuusi are in love. He dreams of travelling, she of going to college, and both want to be happy together far from Inukjuak, the Inuit community where they grew up and dreamed their dreams. Their idyll is interrupted by a tragedy that reminds us of the teens’ psychological fragility and shows us the harsh realities of their lives. In a narrative steeped in poetry inspired by Arctic legends, this first feature by Sébastien Rist and Aude Leroux-Lévesque tactfully captures the upheavals experienced by a pair of young adults facing an uncertain future. Once upon a time there were two giants living in a world that was too small for them...

Presented in collaboration with the CSN, the Coeur des sciences de l'UQAM and the festival Présence autochtone

Chez les géants

  • Country : Quebec
  • Year : 2016
  • V.O : Inuktitut, English
  • Subtitles : French
  • Duration : 78 MIN
  • Cinematography : Aude Leroux-Lévesque, Sébastien Rist
  • Editing : René Roberge
  • Production : Jean-Simon Chartier
  • Sound Design : Jean-Pierre Bissonnette, Isabelle Favreau, Gaël Poisson-Lemay
Filmography of Aude Leroux-Lévesque :

Living with Giants, 2016
Kelly Fraser, North Star, 2016
Au pied du mur, 2013
Call Me Salma, 2010

Filmography of Sébastien Rist :

Living with Giants, 2016
Kelly Fraser, North Star, 2016
Au pied du mur, 2013
Vue d’en Haut, 2012
Call Me Salma, 2010

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