Before Tomorrow (Le Jour avant le lendemain) (2009)

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An Inuit boy and his beloved grandmother struggle to survive the Arctic wilderness.
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NR
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Art House & International , Drama
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Critic Reviews for Before Tomorrow (Le Jour avant le lendemain)

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (6)

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.

December 4, 2009
New York Times
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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.

Full Review… | December 3, 2009
AV Club
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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.

Full Review… | December 2, 2009
Village Voice
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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.

Full Review… | December 1, 2009
Time Out
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This is sensitive material handled without sentimentality, though the impact is somewhat muted by the film's cautious editing.

March 27, 2009
Globe and Mail
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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.

Full Review… | March 27, 2009
Toronto Star
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Audience Reviews for Before Tomorrow (Le Jour avant le lendemain)

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 Ballantine
John Ballantine

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