12 October 2013 | bevquestad49
This is an inspiring film about a teenager and an older mentor whose personal challenges are mirrored in the obstacles of the freezing cold of Greenland.
This is a film about loss and the road to recovery in a frozen land where the harsh environment serves as a keen metaphor to life's challenges. It is also about the power of human relationships – and how, like the icy hand of the frozen north, they can be more deadly than the cruelest cold.
Anderson: It also is a universal story of troubled people in dysfunctional broken families. It is a story of deep pain along with a hope for healing.
At the same time "Inuk" also gives us dazzling scenery with beautiful snow landscapes, awesome dog sled scenes and views of the far north cities of Greenland. I loved that.
Questad: The film starts out with sparse, poetic language that makes its story sound like a legend. "Outsiders are always surprised by the number of words we use for ice. But for us Inuit, ice is more than a word, it's our soul!"
We loved this movie.