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247 Ratings

Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner


Directed by Zacharias Kunuk
Canada, 2001


The telling of an Inuit legend of an evil spirit causing strife in the community and one warrior’s endurance and battle of its menace.

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Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner Directed by Zacharias Kunuk

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

2001 | Winner: Golden Camera

Independent Spirit Awards

2003 | Nominee: Best Foreign Film

Toronto International Film Festival

2001 | Winner: Best Canadian Feature Film


Critics reviews

At its most compelling, ATANARJUAT is simultaneously pre- and post-cinematic—an embroidered work of oral tradition that skipped the 20th century entirely to take up the tools of the 21st.
June 22, 2018
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