THE NECESSITIES OF LIFE

AMC La Jolla 12 Theatres

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Guest: Benoit Pilon, Director

TUESDAY, APRIL 14

7:00PM: Cinema Chat with Andy (Auditorium 4)

7:10PM: Introduction (Auditorium 4)

7:20PM: Introduction (Auditorium 5)

7:30PM: THE NECESSITIES OF LIFE

AMC La Jolla 12 Theatres

Short List, 2008 Academy Award, Best Foreign Language Film

Canadian Oscar® Submission

THE NECESSITIES OF LIFE (Ce qu'il faut pour vivre)

In 1952, an Inuit hunter named Tivii (Natar Ungalaaq, ATANARJUAT; THE FAST RUNNER), stricken with tuberculosis, leaves his northern home and family to recuperate in a sanitarium near Quebec City. Uprooted, far from his land and his loved ones, unable to speak French and faced with a completely alien world, Tivii becomes despondent. He refuses to eat and expresses a wish to die. He finds his fading will to live suddenly reinvigorated after his nurse, Carole (Éveline Gélinas), arranges for another young Inuit to be transferred to the same hospital. The boy, an orphan named Kaki (Paul-André Brasseur), is also sick, but he has experience with both worlds and over time he manages to help Tivii grow more comfortable with his surroundings. In exchange for Kaki's kindness, Tivii educates his newfound friend about the ways of the land and the Inuit people. By sharing his culture with Kaki and opening it up to others, Tivii rediscovers his pride and energy. Ultimately he also rediscovers hope through a plan to adopt Kaki, bring him home and make him part of his family. An IFC Film Release. Directed by Benoit Pilon.

Running Time: 103 Minutes Not Rated

PLEASE NOTE: THE NECESSITIES OF LIFE IS IN FRENCH AND INUKTITUT WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

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