Poster for the film 'Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner'
Poster for the film 'Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner', 2001.
'Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner' is a 2001 Canadian film directed by Inuit filmmaker Zacharias Kunuk and produced by his company Isuma Igloolik Productions. It was the first feature film ever to be written, directed and acted entirely in the Inuktitut language.
Set in the ancient past, the film retells an Inuit legend passed down through centuries of oral tradition. It revolves around the title character, whose marriage with his two wives earns him the animosity of the son of the band leader, who kills Atanarjuat's brother and forces Atanarjuat to flee by foot.
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