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《魁北克青春戀曲》愛情友誼二擇一!?選我還是選他(Kuessipan)

魁北克青春戀曲(加拿大/2019/劇情)

KUESSIPAN (CANADA/2019/DRAMA)

KUESSIPAN

語言:法語、因紐語

Language: French, Innu

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劇介

改編自娜歐蜜方丹廣受好評的小說,《魁北克青春戀曲》是米麗安・維羅執導的第一部敘事長片。在魁北克因紐社區,Mikuan(莎朗芳丹依許帕陶飾演)和Shaniss(雅米格雷瓜爾飾演)原本是好友,卻因各自不同的企圖心而發生衝突。當Mikuan愛上一個白人男孩,開始想像離開保護區的生活,她與Shaniss以及家人的關係受到了考驗。《魁北克青春戀曲》是一部成長電影,講述了一個充滿趣味、溫柔和心碎的故事,探索了友誼和夢想的發展,以及在無形中維繫著人與人關係的文化。

《魁北克青春戀曲》透過原住民的視角,講述社群的力量,以及走出自己的道路所需要的勇氣。

 

導演:米麗安維羅

編劇:米麗安維羅,娜歐蜜方丹(根據娜歐蜜方丹的同名小說改編)

製片:費利茲弗拉皮爾

製作公司:Max Films Media

演員:莎朗芳丹依許帕陶,雅米格雷瓜爾,艾蒂安蓋洛伊,塞德里克安布羅斯,卡羅琳瓦瓊,麥克依努帕普麥肯錫,道格拉斯格雷戈里,布麗姬特波帕特

 

獎項:

米麗安維羅

  • 2020年加拿大電影剪輯獎最佳長片剪輯
  • 2020年哥德堡電影節最佳電影入圍
  • 2020年加州加拿大銀幕獎最佳男配角入圍,最佳改編劇本入圍
  • 2020年國際電影節和人權論壇劇情片單元評審團特別提及
  • 2020年國際電影節和人權論壇劇情片單元青年評審團獎
  • 2020年魁北克電影節最佳劇本入圍
  • 2020年明斯克國際電影節「三月青年」(最佳首部長片競賽)入圍
  • 2020年基輔國際電影節特別提及
  • 2020年基輔國際電影節大獎
  • 2020年基輔國際電影節最佳長片入圍
  • 2020年納許維爾電影節普利司通敘事長片競賽,評審團大獎
  • 2019年魁北克市國際電影節官方競賽單元,評審團大獎
  • 2019年多倫多國際電影節最佳加拿大長片入圍
  • 2019年溫莎國際電影節加拿大電影獎

 

其他

  • 2020年加州加拿大銀幕獎最佳男配角入圍,道格拉斯格雷戈里
  • 2020年加州加拿大銀幕獎最佳女配角入圍,亞米格雷戈里
  • 2020年魁北克電影獎攝影獎入圍,尼可拉斯坎尼西歐尼
  • 2020年魁北克電影節最佳選角
  • 2020年魁北克電影節最佳新人入圍,莎朗芳丹依許帕陶
  • 2020年魁北克電影節最佳攝影入圍,尼可拉斯坎尼西歐尼
  • 2020年魁北克電影節最佳影片入圍

 

影評:

  • 《魁北克青春戀曲》是2019年多倫多國際電影節最好的作品之一。
  • 「精彩、扣人心弦、社會學上非常有趣的成長電影,講述了來自魁北克附近保留地因紐印第安社區的兩名年輕女性。」Annabelle,馬蒂亞斯·海布洛克
  • 「加拿大導演米麗安維羅的首部作品描述個人解放,也是社會研究。」Cineman
  • 「一個關於因紐社區的友誼、家庭和團結的故事。」《St. Galler Tagblatt》
  • 「一部真實而令人印象深刻的電影,貼近地傳達了保留地的生活,以及原住民社會的動盪,但也帶來了希望。」曼努埃爾門拉特,研究北美原住民史的歷史學家
  • 「一部敘事精彩的成長電影,描述年輕女子與好友、家人和Francis之間的愛,以及生活在兩種文化之間的意義。」NZZ am Sonntag,丹尼斯布赫
  • 「《魁北克青春戀曲》是一個關於在魁北克原住民社區長大的溫暖故事。」《Luzerner Zeitung》,里賈納格魯特
  • 「這部電影的情感後座力很強。」Filmnetz,沃爾特加斯佩里
  • 「因紐社區的背景為本片提供了一個全新又陌生的視角。最重要的是,兩位主要女演員以真實而敏感的表演大放異彩。」outnow,西蒙埃伯哈德
  • 「素人演員詮釋思考自己出身的原住民女孩,帶來具有說服力的演出,絕對值得一看!」Movie Eye,班尼弗斯
  • 「許多角色非常討喜,尤其是Mikuan和Shaniss,讓人想與她們一起歷經歡樂和痛苦,並很高興她們最終為人所接受。」Bäckstage,帕特里克霍倫斯坦
  • 「這部電影是色彩、形狀、聲音的萬花筒,幾乎囊括了定義生命的所有事物。」Seniorweb,漢斯佩特斯塔德
  • 「一部殘酷而敏感的敘事電影,一首關於少數民族文化、友誼和自由的頌歌。發現這部片是意外的驚喜!」S2Pmag
  • 「影像中散發出純潔的光輝,米麗安維羅帶觀眾認識娜歐蜜方丹的族人,令人心懷感激。」Cineman
  • 「陷入未知的現實。」 24 hours
  • 「本片以微妙的方式,展示了年輕人在自由、愛和安全之間尋找意義和自我的過程,並結合了關於自身傳統的問題。導演處理得極好,這部內斂的加拿大劇情片生動描繪的世界令人信服。」Film reviews,奧利弗阿姆克內西
  • 「本片巧妙地講述了保持文化身份認同和發展自我之間的挑戰。」Film service
  • 「米麗安維羅以情感和美好,將娜歐蜜方丹的小說視覺化。」Radio Canada
  • 「全片中可聽到作者的聲音。」Le Devoir
  • 「美麗而重要的一部片。」《Journal de Québec》
  • 「一部重要的電影。」Le Petit Septième
  • 「一部迷人又感人的電影,以緩慢的步調,微妙結合幽默和情感,讓觀眾嚐到既悲傷又欣慰的幸福滋味。」Séquences magazine
  • 「《魁北克青春戀曲》以仁慈和真誠的目光揭示了一個幾乎不為人所知的社區。感人的友誼故事,質疑自由和人民生存的概念,主題在於保留區是否應對外開放或維持原樣。」CitaZine
  • 「具有堅韌、堅強且非常有趣的角色。」Cinéflic
  • 「美麗的一部片。」Le Soleil
  • 「《魁北克青春戀曲》是一部不容錯過的作品。」Voir
  • 「因紐社區裡溫柔的成長故事。」CBC
  • 「《魁北克青春戀曲》從優美而不聳動的角度,描述年輕女性、友誼和社區的美。」  Now Toronto
  • 「《魁北克青春戀曲》最出色的是飾演MiKuan的莎朗芳丹依許帕陶所帶來的精彩演出。」That Self

 

Synopsis

Adapted from Naomi Fontaine's acclaimed novel, Kuessipan is Myriam Verreault's first narrative feature. In a Quebec Innu community, Mikuan (Sharon Fontaine-Ishpatao) and Shaniss (Yamie Grégoire) struggle to maintain their close friendship when they clash over their diverging ambitions. When Mikuan falls in love with a white boy and starts to consider a life beyond their tiny reserve, her bond with Shaniss and her family is put to the test. A coming-of-age story told with humour, tenderness, and heartbreak, Kuessipan is a poignant exploration of evolving friendship and dreams, and the bonds that will forever root us in our culture.

Kuessipan is told through an Indigenous lens yet remains relevant to us all as we discover the power of community — along with the individual strength it takes to follow our own path.

 

Director: Myriam Verreault

Writers: Myriam Verreault, Naomi Fontaine (based on Kuessipan by Naomi Fontaine)

Producers: Félize Frappier

Production Co: Max Films Media

Cast: Sharon Fontaine-Ishpatao, Yamie Grégoire, Étienne Galloy, Cédrick Ambroise, Caroline Vachon, Mike Innu Papu Mckenzie, Douglas Grégoire, Brigitte Poupart      

 

Awards:

Myriam Verreault

  • Best Editing in Feature Film, Canadian Cinema Editors Awards, 2020.
  • Best Film Nominee, Göteborg Film Festival, 2020.
  • Adapted Screenplay Nominee, Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role Nominee, Canadian Screen Awards, CA, 2020.
  • Fiction, Special Mention of the Jury, International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights, 2020.
  • Youth Jury – Fiction, International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights, 2020.
  • Best Screenplay Nominee, Le Gala Quebec Cinema, 2020.
  • “Youth on the March“ (Debut Feature Films Competition) Nominee, Minsk IFF “Listapad“, 2020.
  • Special Mention, Molodist IFF, 2020.
  • Grand Prix, Molodist IFF, 2020.
  • Best Feature Film Nominee, Molodist IFF, 2020.
  • Bridgestone Narrative Feature Competition, Grand Jury Prize, Nashville FF, 2020.
  • Official Competition, Grand Jury Prize, Quebec City IFF, 2019.
  • Best Canadian Feature Film Nominee, Toronto IFF, 2019.
  • WIFF Prize in Canadian Film, Windsor IFF, 2019.

 

Others

  • Douglas Gregoire, Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role Nominee, Canadian Screen Awards, CA, 2020.
  • Yamie Gregoire, Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role Nominee, Canadian Screen Awards, CA, 2020.
  • Nicolas Canniccioni, Achievement in Cinematography Nominee, Jutra Awards, 2020.
  • Best Casting, Le Gala Quebec Cinema, 2020.
  • Sharon Ishpatao Fontaine, Revelation of the year Nominee, Le Gala Quebec Cinema, 2020.
  • Nicolas Canniccioni, Best Cinematography Nominee, Le Gala Quebec Cinema, 2020.
  • Best Film Nominee, Le Gala Quebec Cinema, 2020.

 

Reviews:

  • Kuessipan is one of the best acquisition titles at TIFF19.
  • "Great, intense, and sociologically very interesting coming-of-age drama about two young women from the Innu Indian community on a reservation near Québec." Annabelle, Mathias Heybroc
  • "The feature film debut of the Canadian Myriam Verreault is both an individual emancipation story and a social study at the same time." Cineman
  • «A story about friendship, family and togetherness from the Innu community and not about them.»  St. Galler Tagblatt
  • "An authentic, impressive film that conveys life on reservations and the 'turmoil' of indigenous society up close, but also shows hope." Manuel Menrath, historian with a research focus on the history of the indigenous population of North America
  • "A well-told coming-of-age story of a young woman who shows her love for her best friend, family and Francis, what it means to live between two cultures." NZZ am Sonntag, Denise Bucher
  • " Kuessipan is a warm-hearted story about growing up in an indigenous community in Québec." Luzerner Zeitung, Regina Grüter
  • "The film develops an emotional force that has a lasting effect." Filmnetz, Walter Gasperi
  • “The setting in the Innu community gives the film a new, unfamiliar perspective. Above all, the two main actresses shine with an authentic and sensitive performance. " outnow, Simon Eberhard
  • «Wonderfully and convincingly interpreted by amateur actors who question the meaning of their roots. Absolutely worth seeing! " Movie Eye, Benny Furth
  • "You immediately take the many characters - especially Mikuan and Shaniss - to your heart, celebrate and suffer with them and are happy to be somehow accepted in their midst." Bäckstage, Patrick Holenstein
  • "The film is a great kaleidoscope of colors, shapes, noises and sounds and thus includes almost everything that defines life as a whole." Seniorweb, Hanspeter Stalder
  • “This harsh and sensitive chronicle is an ode to a threatened culture as well as to friendship and freedom. A great discovery! ” S2Pmag
  • “An aura of purity emanates from these images. Myriam Verrault introduces us to a people, that of Naomi Fontaine, and we are grateful for this meeting. ” Cineman
  • "What to plunge into an unknown reality." 24 hours
  • «The film shows in a sensitive way young people's search for meaning and self between freedom, love and security, combined with questions about the meaning of roots. That is done nicely, the restrained Canadian drama convinces with authenticity and a vividly depicted world. " Film reviews, Oliver Armknecht
  • "The film intelligently tells of the challenge of maintaining cultural identity and developing a personal identity." Film service
  • "Myriam Verreault freely filmed Naomi Fontaine's novel with emotion and beauty." Radio Canada
  • «The writer's voice can be heard throughout the film.» Le Devoir
  • "Beautiful and important." Journal de Québec
  • "Ein notwendiger Film." Le Petit Septième
  • "A charming, moving film, moving slowly, imbued with small touches where humor and emotion combine admirably, leaving us with a taste of happiness as grieved as it is comforting." Séquences magazine
  • “ Kuessipan reveals with a benevolent and sincere gaze the reality of an almost invisible community. This touching story of friendship questions the notion of freedom and the survival of a people, between protection and openness to the world. ” CitaZine
  • «With resilient, strong and often very funny characters.» Cinéflic
  • «Of great beauty.» Le Soleil
  • «Kuessipan imposes itself as an impossible to miss piece of work.» Voir
  • «Tender coming of age story in Innu community.» CBC
  • «Kuessipan is a beautiful, un-sensationalized look at young womanhood, friendship and community.» Now Toronto
  • «Key to Kuessipan’s power is a knockout down-to-earth performance by Sharon Fontaine-Ishpatao as Mikuan.» That Self