The Necessities of Life

The Necessities of Life  {Ce qu'il faut pour vivre}
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The Necessities of Life
Ce qu'il faut pour vivre
Canada, 2008, 103 Minute Running Time
US Premiere
Topics: Environment, History
Programs: 2009 Award Winners, Awards Buzz, Best of the Fest
Language: French, Inuktitut English Sub-Titles

Awards: Official Oscar Submission 2008, Best Foreign Language Film

PSIFF 2009 JURY AWARD: FIPRESCI Award for Best Actor - Natar Ungalaaq

In the 1950s, Tivii, an Inuit hunter and family man from Baffin Island, is yanked from his isolated home terrain and installed in a Quebec City tuberculosis sanitarium. There he takes a fatherly interest in an afflicted native orphan. Special Jury Prize, Audience Award for Most Popular Film, Montreal World Film Festival.

DIRECTOR: Benoit Pilon
Producer: Bernadette Payeur, René Chénier
Editor: Richard Comeau
Screenwriter: Bernard Émond, Benoit Pilon
Cinematographer: Michel La Veaux
Music: Robert Marcel Lepage
Principal Cast: Natar Ungalaaq, Paul-André Brasseur, Eveline Gélinas, Vincent Guillaume Otis, Antoine Bertrand
Filmography: Nestor et les oubliés (2006), 3 soeurs en 2 temps (2003), Rosaire et la Petite-Nation (1997)
Print Source: Seville Pictures

Quebec Delegation in Los Angeles

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