Necessities of Life, The

Details
Genre:
Drama
Run Times:
102 min
Language:
French (w. English Subtitles)
Cast:
Natar Ungalaaq, Eveline Gelinas, Louise Marleau, Guy Thauvette, Antoine Bertrand, Vincent-Guillaume Otis, Paul-Andrew Brasseur, Denis Bernard
Director:
Benoît Pilon
Writer:
Benoît Pilon
Plot Summary

Far from home, an ailing Inuit hunter experiences a rebirth and finds hope again when he forges an unlikely friendship with a young boy.

Festivals and Awards

Montreal World Film Festival, Canada, August 2008 (Official Selection)
*Winner: Grand Jury, Most Popular Canadian Film, Most Popular Film all Categories
Namur International Film Festival, Belgium, September 2008 (Competition)
Cinéma du Québec à Paris, France, November 2008
Goteborg International Film Festival, Sweden, January 2009
Palm Springs International Film Festival, USA, January 2009
*Winner: FIPRESCI Best Actor: Natar Ungalaaq
Santa Barbara International Film Festival, USA, January 2009
Cinequest, USA, February 2009
Cinefest Sudbury, Canada, February 2009
*Winner: North Bay – Public Award
Fajr International Film Festival, Iran, February 2009
Semaine de la Francophonie a Sarajevo, Bosnia, March 2009
Festival de la Francophonie, Norway, March 2009
MoMA, USA, March 2009
Sami Film Festival, Norway, April 2009
Washington DC International Film Festival, USA, April 2009
*Winner: Capital Focus Award – Special Jury Award, Signis Award – Special Commendations, Circle Audience Award
Seattle International Film Festival, USA, May 2009
Munich Film Festival, Germany, June 2009
Era New Horizons International Film Festival, Poland, July 2009
Maine International Film Festival, USA, July 2009
Winner: Audience Award for Favorite Film
Motovun Film Festival, Croatia, July 2009
Possible Worlds – Sydney’s Canadian Film Festival, Australia, August 2009
Troia International Film Festival, Portugal, September 2009
MedCineCascais Film Festival, Portugal, September 2009
FranCulture Vienna, Austria, October 2009
Goteborg International Film Festival – Touring, Sweden, November 2009
Cork Film Festival, Ireland, November 2009
Cinema Science Festival, France, December 2009
Bradford International Film Festival, UK, March 2010