Before Tomorrow (Le Jour avant le lendemain)

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An Inuit boy and his beloved grandmother struggle to survive the Arctic wilderness.

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Critic Reviews for Before Tomorrow (Le Jour avant le lendemain)

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  • Frustratingly sketchy partly because it is not finally a survival tale but a mystical evocation of the power of Inuit mythology, and how the passing down of ancient wisdom can sustain the human spirit in the direst circumstances.

    Dec 4, 2009 | Rating: 2/5
  • It's set in a forbidding landscape at a dangerous time, and Cousineau and Ivalu show how companionship and shared tradition can go a long way toward sustaining people even in the face of personal devastation.

    Dec 3, 2009 | Rating: B+

    Noel Murray

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  • The directors nevertheless manage to locate great reserves of sadness in the material, tapping a particularly rich vein in the wrinkled look of resignation on actress/co-director Ivalu's face.

    Dec 2, 2009 | Full Review…
  • A terribly purple folk score by Kate and Anna McGarrigle hypes the spiritual aspects of the Inuit way of life; you'll die laughing on the tundra.

    Dec 2, 2009 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • This is sensitive material handled without sentimentality, though the impact is somewhat muted by the film's cautious editing.

    Mar 27, 2009 | Rating: 3/4
  • Harrowing as the story is beneath the seal skins and beyond the tenuous, oily flame in centre frame, Before Tomorrow is endowed with a rich humanity and an almost heroic stoicism.

    Mar 27, 2009 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Before Tomorrow (Le Jour avant le lendemain)

  • Apr 13, 2009
    I'm going to so take flack for this. A great effort by a team of first time filmmakers and yes...it is good that northern communities are making films but I found this dreadfully dull.
    John B Super Reviewer

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