National Canadian Film Day FREE showing: L'Inhumain

Showings

ByTowne Cinema Wed, Apr 20 6:45 PM
Film Info
Release Year:2022
Genre:Thriller
Production Country:Canada
Subtitles:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Jason Brennan
Cast:Samian
Véronique Beaudet
Jeanne Roux-Coté
Sonia Vigneault

Description

Reel Canada in partnership with the Canadian Film Institute present a Canadian theatrical premiere with free admission. 

Local producer Jason Brennan’s feature film directorial debut is a stylish and suspenseful drama incorporating the legendary Indigenous figure of the Wendigo into a contemporary Quebec story. While he’s an accomplished and well-respected neurosurgeon, Mathieu’s life is falling apart. Facing an upcoming divorce, substance abuse problems, and the sudden death of his father, he’s experiencing what can only be described as a giant middle-life crisis. He reluctantly agrees to return to his ancestral Anishinaabe home to scatter his father’s ashes and hopes to find a little peace along the way, even though he has tried to avoid the tribal lands ever since his youth. As he soon discovers, his sense of trepidation was not entirely ill-founded, as he finds himself being stalked by a creature known as the Wendigo. Merging state-of-the-art special effects with ancient Algonquin mythology, L’Inhumaine is a compelling drama about identity and confronting one’s demons, inner and outer. 

Jason Brennan will attend the screening, along with members of cast and crew.

Producer, director, and writer Jason Brennan is a member of the Indigenous community of Kitigan Zibi, born to a father of Algonquin heritage and a Quebecois mother. This is Brennan’s first fictional feature as director, although he has had a successful career in television, directing episodes of the series Hit The Ice and Skindigenous. He founded his production company Nish Media in 2006, with a focus on producing positive programming about Indigenous People and has produced such impressive features as Le Dep and Rustic Oracle.