Modern films for a new nation

This may not be news to you but clued out as I often am, it’s news to me.

The producers of Nuummioq, billed as “the first international feature to ever come out of Greenland,” are still exhibiting their film at festivals throughout North America, including last January’s Sundance Film Festival, where it won adoring reviews.

If you live in Toronto, you can attend a screening of Nuummioq scheduled for Oct. 21, 7:00 p.m., at the Al Green Theatre, which is part of the Jewish Community Centre at Bloor and Spadina. The screening, billed as the film’s Canadian premiere, is part of the ImagineNative film festival.

Here’s the trailer:

This amusing little two-part documentary on the making of Nuummioq, produced by Al Jazeera English, likely explains why so few people have ever heard of it. It reveals that the producer, Mikisoq H. Lynge, was barely able to scrounge enough money even to make the movie, let alone promote it:

More recently, a French company claims in its promotional material that their new film Inuk is “the first film ever about modern Greenland.”

Whatever the case, Inuk just won the Haskell Wexler Award for Best Cinematography at the Woodstock Film Festival, according to their Facebook page.

Here’s the trailer:

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  2. Jae says:

    It was new to me too. I can’t wait to get my hands on a ticket or a DVD.
    Thanks for the link Jim.

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