by Claude Massot Fiction Canada, Francia 1994 103'

1922 saw the birth of a film which paved the way to success on the big screen for documentaries. The film was Nanook of the North by Robert J. Flaherty. More than 60 years later Kabloonak tells us the story of the making of this film together with Claude Massot's personal considerations about the great American director's method of filming. Furthermore, using a series of brilliant sequences, it develops the friendship relations between the native Inuit, Flaherty and Nanook, these latest being forcefully interpreted bu Charles Dance and Adamie Q. Inukpuk. The two developed an almost brotherly friendship while both engaged in the struggle against the rigour and the dangers of the lunar Artic environment (as shown, for example, in the famous bear hunting scene) Unlike Flaherty's Nanook, the main character in Kabloonak is no savage; although living in primitive conditions, he is a complicated man. It is one of Charles Dance's best roles and impersonates Flaherty while accomplishing his biggest dream: travelling.


Claude Massot


Canada, Francia

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01 October - 06 October 2021

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