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Two girls grow up as best friends in an Innu community. While Mikuan has a loving family, Shaniss 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.


Critical Notes

"Kuessipan is quiet and mesmerizing and tragic and full of hope. It is a triumph, and a privilege to spend time with." -Kate Taylor, Globe and Mail


Film Information

Director: Myriam Verreault
Cast:: Brigitte Poupart, Étienne Galloy, Yamie Grégoire 
Year: 2019
Runtime: 117 min  
Country: Canada
Language: Montagnais, French, English with EST
Distributor: Film Option
Ratings: ON NR / BC NR / AB NR / SK NR / MB NR / QC NR / Maritmes NR



DateCircuit CentreLocation
April 09, 2020Windsor International Film Festival
Capitol Theatre and Arts Centre
Windsor, ON

* Represents an approximate date. Please consult local listings.