"The Fast Runner"
Directed by Zacharias Kunuk
This remarkable first feature by Zacharias Kunuk also
has the distinction of being the first movie made entirely in the Inuktitut
language. Based on an Inuit legend more than a thousand years old, it
vividly tells the story of a bloody feud sparked by a romantic rivalry. Made
with a largely Inuit cast and crew, The Fast Runner is thrilling as a
drama and a cultural event. "...a film of epic beauty and pulse-racing
adventure...a landmark movie that becomes a priceless entryway into a
distant land and its people..." (Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune).
Winner of the Camera d'Or at Cannes and five of Canada's Genie Awards,
including Best Picture. Inuktitut with English subtitles. 172