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Virtual Quebec Film Festival: Kuessipan (Quebec, 2019)

Friday 15th October 2021 — 6:00pm to 10:00pm

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The Department of French and Francophone Studies of Georgetown College, the Québec Government Office in Washington, and the Alliance Française of Washington, DC are proud to present the film "Kuessipan (2019) by Myriam Verreault as part of the 2021 Virtual Quebec Film Festival. The Festival will feature four films and a panel discussion. Scroll down for the entire film festival program.

About the film

Adapted from Naomi Fontaine's acclaimed novel, Kuessipan (which means "your turn" in the Innu language) tells a story of two girls who grow up as best friends in a Quebec Innu community. While Mikuan (Sharon Fontaine-Ishpatao) has a loving family, Shaniss (Yamie Grégoire) is picking up the pieces of her shattered childhood. As children, they promised each other to stick together no matter what. But as they’re about to turn 17, their friendship is shaken when Mikuan falls for a white boy, and starts dreaming of leaving the reserve that’s now too small for her dreams. You can watch the trailer here

Duration: 1h 57min. 

The screening is free, but advance registration is required. All registered people will receive an email with credentials to access Eventive to watch the film. The film will be available between October 15-17, 2021.

Festival Program

Oct 1-3: Hochelaga, terre des âmes (screening via Eventive) RSVP here.

Oct 15-17: Kuessipan (screening via Eventive)

Oct 22-24: La femme de mon frère (screening via Eventive) RSVP here.

Oct 28: Les affamés (Netflix watch party) Link coming soon.

Oct 29 @ 5 PM EST: ZOOM roundtable discussion with Robin Aubert, Director of "Les Affamés" & Dr. André Loiselle, Dean of Humanities and Professor of Film Studies at St. Thomas University. RSVP here.

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