"Heart of Light"
Directed by Jacob Gronlykke
In this riveting drama
of tragedy and the struggle for redemption, an Inuit father tries to keep
his family together after his son commits a horrific act - opening fire on
innocent people at a dance center before taking his own life. In the
aftermath of the crime, the family is shunned by their housing project
neighbors and the father tries desperately to understand what happened.
This first feature ever shot entirely in Greenland in the Inuit language
is more than a portrait of one family's burden, but a metaphor for the
Inuit culture after the Danish occupation of Greenland. "It's a
powerful work...with compelling images of a man searching for his soul in
an endless wilderness" (Peter Stack, San Francisco Chronicle).
Inuit and Danish with English subtitles. 92 minutes.