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It's not for everyone immersing the viewer in traditional Inuit folklore and lifestyle, and it's long clocking in at 172 minutes. I loved the story, and was amazed at the technical challenges overcome by the film makers. A stunning achievement shooting this film in the high arctic. I think its well deserving being voted in 2015 as the best Canadian film of all time by the once a decade TIFF film poll.
A fine film, but I found the unfortunately obscure The Journals of Knud Rasmussen and Le Jour Avant le Lendemain (Before Tomorrow) to be at least as compelling. Anybody who liked this film ought to seek them out.
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The film can be seen on the NFB's website, but you'll need a subscription. I'd bet every university in Canada has a subscription already, so if you're a student it won't be hard to access this. Otherwise, maybe try your local library?
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This movie ranks #1 in TIFF's Top Canadian Films
This movie ranks #42 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films: 1001-2000
This movie ranks #56 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
This movie ranks #142 in TSPDT's 21st Century's Most Acclaimed Films
This movie ranks #277 in The New York Times's Book of Movies
This movie ranks #1029 in Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown