The Main 1 Wed, Apr 19, 2017 9:45 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$13.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Festival Programs:World Cinema
National Canadian Film Day
Release Year:2016
Runtime:94 min
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Isuma Distribution
Director:Zacharias Kunuk
Producer:Zacharias Kunuk
Jonathan Frantz
Cara Di Staulo
Cinematographer:Jonathan Frantz
Screenwriter:Zacharias Kunuk
Norman Cohn
Editor:Norman Cohn
Zacharias Kunuk
Composer:Tanya Tagaq
Chris Crilly
Principal Cast:Benjamin Kunuk
Jocelyne Immaroitok
Karen Ivalu
Joseph Uttak
Joey Sarpinak
Jonah Qunaq
Filmography:Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner ('01)
The Journals of Knud Rasmussen ('06)


Loosely based on John Ford’s epic The Searchers, Maliglutit is the story of an Inuk man, Kuanana, and a band of men who set out across the barren Arctic in search of the marauders who have killed his parents and son, and kidnapped his wife and daughter. With only three bullets to their name, the men hunt both for food and for vengeance.

Like Ford’s masterpiece, Zacharias Kunuk's Maliglutit explores the repercussions of violence and revenge, asking whether these Inuk have begun to act like those who have torn apart their family. Very unlike Ford, Kunuk questions not only the colonial ideology inherent to the western genre, but also the possibility of justice in a seemingly unjust world. With a tale as timeless as the landscape in which it is set, Canada’s foremost Inuk filmmaker has provided us with another stirring classic.

Director’s Biography

Zacharias Kunuk: Born in 1957 in Kapuivik, Nunavut, Zacharias Kunuk broke into the film scene with Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner, which won the award for Best Canadian Feature at the Toronto International Film Festival and the Caméra d'Or at Cannes. His other works as director include the feature The Journals of Knud Rasmussen, and the television documentary "Inuit Cree Reconciliation."

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