September 18, 2008

Inuit film submitted for Oscar

Story of Inuit hunter Canada's pick for Oscar raceCanada has chosen Benoît Pilon's Ce qu'il faut pour vivre (The Necessities of Life) as its submission for a foreign-language film Oscar.

Telefilm announced the official choice, made by a cross-Canada committee, on Tuesday.

Set in the 1950s, the French-language film follows Tivii, an Inuit hunter who is suffering from tuberculosis in a Quebec sanatorium.

He appears to be giving up on life until a nurse arranges for young Inuit named Kaki to move to the sanatorium. Tivii begins teaching the boy traditional ways and regains his will to live.
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