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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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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 | Rating: 2/5
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.

December 3, 2009 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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.

December 2, 2009 | Full Review…
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.

December 2, 2009 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
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 | Rating: 3/4
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.

March 27, 2009 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
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 is good that northern communities are making films but I found this dreadfully dull.

John Ballantine
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