Atanarjuat - The Fast Runner

The first feature film made by the indigenous Inuit people of Northern Canada, this starkly beautiful drama takes place in a remote Inuit community said to be under a curse. Young Atanarjuat, known for his running ability, falls for Atuat, who was promised to chief's son Oki, and must butt heads - literally - with his rival for the right to wed her. Atanarjuat wins, but jealousies and rivalries lead to shocking crimes and, perhaps, the curse's fulfillment. With Natar Ungalaaq, Sylvia Ivalu.

Year: 2001
Genre: Art House Cinema
Country: Canada
Director: Zacharias Kunuk
Starring: Natar Ungalaaq, Sylvia Ivalu
Duration: 168 Minutes
Rating: M - Contains violence and sex scenes.
Location in store: Art House Cinema
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