Midnight Sun

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Midnight Sun

Midnight Sun

original title:

MIDNIGHT SUN

italian title:

IL MIO AMICO NANUK

cast:

Dakota Goyo, Goran Visnjic, Kendra Timmins, Russell Yuen, Racine Bebamikawe, Duane Murray, Matt Connors, Jacqueline Loewen

set design:

Evan Webber

producer:

Brando Quilici, Ashok Amritraj, Rob Heydon, Karine Martin, Kim Todd

production:

HD Productions, Hyde Park International, Mediabiz International, supported by MiBAC, Original Pictures, Ecstasy Film

country:

Canada/USA/Italy

year:

2014

film run:

98'

format:

colour

release date:

13/11/2014

festivals & awards:

At the icy outermost reaches of northern Canada, 14-year-old Luke learns that a polar bear cub has been separated from its mother. To reunite them, Luke enlists the aid of Muktuk, an Inuit guide who knows the unforgiving polar bear territory very well. The pair must learn to defend themselves and the cub from all the perils of this gleaming, snowbound wilderness, to get Nanuk home safely.

DIRECTOR'S STATEMENT:
For a film whose main character is a polar bear cub, infant version of the largest meat-eating mammal, the cub is the real star, harder to sign than a Hollywood icon. The film combines three key elements: the moving close encounter with a polar bear cub, the beauty and brutality of the Arctic landscape, and the tenderness of the bond between a boy and a wild animal.