Maliglutit is Zacharias Kuruk’s Arctic epic inspired by the John Ford Western The Searchers. As with The Searchers, Maliglutit explores the repercussions of acts of violence within a community and how righteous indignation can easily become wanton brutality in its own right. (Kingulliit Productions Inc photo)

VFS closes off spring series with Arctic epic

The Vernon Film Society will be showing the last movie of their spring series Monday, June 12

The Vernon Film Society will be showing the last movie of their spring series Monday, June 12. Maliglutit (Searchers) is directed by Canadian Zacharias Kuruk, who won the prestigious Camera d’Or at Cannes for his debut film Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner. Maliglutit is another Arctic epic inspired by the John Ford Western The Searchers. As with The Searchers, Maliglutit explores the repercussions of acts of violence within a community and how righteous indignation can easily become wanton brutality in its own right.

Filmed in the Arctic with an all Inuit cast, the movie highlights the vastness of the land as well as the gripping story of individuals battling not only the elements, but grappling with the fact that one man’s wife has been kidnapped and his home violated.

“The all-Inuit drama is a compelling tale about family love. Kuruk has created another timeless fable of the far North; a simple struggle played out on a vast canvas,” said The Globe and Mail.

Maliglutit is playing at the Vernon Towne Cinema Monday, June 12 at 5:15 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. All tickets are $7 (cash only), available one week ahead at the Vernon Towne Cinema and the Bean Scene Coffee House. Subtitles, rated 14A. The summer program will be available at the cinema and usual outlets.