A beautiful film inviting you into the life of a Inuit family. Flaherty shows the viewer what its like to live a nomadic life trough extremely cold regions of Canada and the hard struggle to find food. But after all their troubles, these people are still happy. The fact that this film was made almost a century ago is still very impressive. And, now I know how to build an igloo. 3.5 stars.
Great early documentary, if a bit slow now and then. I personally have no problem with some of this being staged. Its like reading a Carlos Casteneda book and complaining Don Juan wasnt real. Its still an enjoyable experience. I would normally give 3 stars, because for me, it had a slow creakiness to it that some silents suffer from, but given the historical significance, I'll bump it up to 4. Must see film history.
Documental de aventura, de corte antropológico, aunque desde un punto de vista exótico. Curiosamente una de las partes más interesantes del filme tiene que ver con el prólogo de Flaherty sobre cómo se dio inicio a este descubrimiento del mundo de Nanuk. A raiz de sus palabras se devela la visión de un expedicionario. El director se convierte en cronista, descubridor aunque no conquistador. Es la fascinación filmada.
A beautiful film! As cinema's first documentary, it left a complex legacy about the relation between film and life. If you turn real people into characters, you're already simplifying reality. If you want continuity editing, you're already breaking it. But the film that resulted here is so enchanting that it's easy to see how concerns about 100% accuracy can get carried away on a sea of applause. A touchstone.