Screening with RESPIRATIONS
POLARIS (UK Premiere)
Dir: Kirsten Carthew. Starring: Viva Lee, Muriel Dutil, Charlene Francique. Canada (2022) 90mins
Set in 2144 against the harsh backdrop of a frozen wasteland, Sumi, a human child raised by Mama Polar Bear narrowly escapes capture from a brutal Morad hunting party and sets out across the vast winter landscape. When Sumi stumbles across Frozen Girl, an unlikely friendship is forged, and together they race ahead of the vindictive hunters towards the only guiding light Sumi knows, the Polaris star.
This tundral terror of pulse pounding survivalism and Greek mythology inspired mysticism takes the apocalyptic action of MAD MAX and puts it on the Polar Express to an otherwordly snowbound desolate where sometimes the only way to get by is to tear out some throats. Boasting awe inspiring visuals, a language and lore unto itself and an entirely female cast; POLARIS is a bewildering and beautiful story of survival and identity.
Screening with RESPIRATIONS (UK Premiere)
Dir: Remi Tournier. Starring: Mor Kane Diallo. France (2022) 4mins
In a burning world, wrecked by pollution, a survivor is heading toward his final destination.