Inuk star, Ole Jorgen Hammeken
Amazing! The 2010 Woodstock Film Festival didn’t even begin, but both INUK screenings have already been fully SOLD OUT at Woodstock!
Emily’s Blog calls “Inuk” the “hidden gem” of the fest. Besides, she highlighted a few things about the movie set in the hauntingly beautiful arctic ice of Greenland:
“Though none of the Inuit actors are professionals, they all give powerful performances. Part adventure, part coming-of-age drama, the film is the incredibly moving journey of a troubled teen coming into maturity as he voyages across the ice with a group of other Inuits, each facing their own demons.”
Mike Magidson’s feature narrative debut is a stunning coming of age adventure featuring dynamic performances by amateur Inuit actors akin to or surpassing any professional. “Inuk” is the story of a 16-year-old boy who is taken from his broken family life in the capital city of Greenland and placed in a home for troubled youth in the remote north of the country. What follows is a dramatic, arctic journey as Inuk and the other teens at the center are led on a cross-ice voyage where they will be forced to grow into adulthood and face their troubled pasts.
Introducing Gaba Petersen in the breakthrough title role and Ole Jorgen Hammeken in a spellbinding turn as Ikuma, the quiet Inuit hunter who leads the excursion while confronting his own inner demons. Breathtaking cinematography highlights the immaculate winter landscapes of Greenland creating another character entirely from the snow and ice. “Inuk” is a powerfully moving piece, set amongst the dangerous world of the Arctic, that will remain frozen in your memory long after the final frame. (Michael Burke)
Via the Woodstock website
More Inuk news updates on the Le Voyage d’Inuk “On thin Ice” facebook page.
Trailer is available in the previous post Arctic Movie: “Inuk – On the Thin Ice”