Kuessipan

2019

Kuessipan

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Two girls grow up as best friends in an Innu community. While Mikuan has a loving family, Shaniss is picking up the pieces of her shattered childhood. As children, they promised each other to stick together no matter what. But as they're about to turn 17, their friendship is shaken when Mikuan falls for a white boy, and starts dreaming of leaving the reserve that's now too small for her dreams.

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Critic Reviews for Kuessipan

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  • Kuessipan is quiet and mesmerizing and tragic and full of hope. It is a triumph, and a privilege to spend time with.

    September 7, 2019 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…
  • Myriam Verreault excels at crafting a film told through an Indigenous lens that discusses universal themes of friendship, identity, love, and heartbreak.

    February 18, 2020 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…
  • Verreault's filmmaking is skillful and briskly paced, especially in its tightly edited first act...It's a coming-of-age story that stands out from the pack for its soulfulness.

    September 20, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Most notably, neither [girl] is willing to compromise their values to regain harmony in their friendship.

    September 18, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Kuessipan is a beautiful, un-sensationalized look at young womanhood, friendship and community.

    September 9, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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