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3.9
247 Ratings

Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner

Atanarjuat

Directed by Zacharias Kunuk
Canada, 2001
Drama

Synopsis

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

2018

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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