Before Tomorrow (Le Jour avant le lendemain) Reviews

December 15, 2009
One of the most intriguing films of the year. A film that says a lot by saying little.
December 3, 2009
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 2, 2009
A poignant, heartfelt, enlightening and lyrical journey filled with beautiful, haunting images.
December 2, 2009
A powerful Inuit film about the wisdom and skills of elders, the devastation wrought by contact with Westerners, the importance of community, and the magical connection between grandparents and grandchildren.
December 2, 2009
The third in a cinematic trilogy of pre-Christian Inuit life that began with Atanarjuat, The Fast Runner, Before Tomorrow is an outstanding film which presents a distinctly feminine view of the history of the Inuit.
December 2, 2009
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
Episodic portrayal of Arctic women's role in physical and cultural survival, from feisty friends to storytelling as a nurturing rite of passage, but depressingly realistic.
December 2, 2009
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 1, 2009
Like all great stories, it paradoxically allows us access to the big picture by bringing us gradually, hauntingly close.
April 10, 2009
March 27, 2009
The film is beautiful to behold: The Arctic tundra is a wondrous spectacle, especially in summer. It is well acted, with a naturalism that lends a documentary feel. It is thoughtfully dramatic, albeit in a subtle way.
March 27, 2009
This is sensitive material handled without sentimentality, though the impact is somewhat muted by the film's cautious editing.
March 27, 2009
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.