Greenland seeks an Oscar for celebrated film “Inuk”

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This poster advertises the film “Inuk,” submitted for a Best Foreign Picture nomination from the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which recognizes excellence of professionals in the film industry with its annual Oscar awards.


This year’s Greenlandic nominee for one of five finalists positions in the Best Foreign Language Film category: the film Inuk, directed by Mike Magidson and co-written by Magidson, Ole Jørgen Hammeken and anthropologist Jean Michel Huctin.

Inuk tells the story of 16-year-old Inuk, sent from his troubled home in the capital of Nuuk to a children’s home in Uummannaq in northern Greenland.

There, he meets Ikuma, a legendary polar bear hunter, who sees his skills mysteriously disappearing. Taking Inuk on his dogsled for the annual hunting trip, they confront fragile sea-ice.

But the most difficult part of the journey turns out to be “the one they must make within themselves,” an Oct. 1 news release said.

Shot on the sea ice in -30 C, Inuk features the performances of teenagers from the Uummannaq Children’s Home and local hunters, all playing roles “close to their real lives.”


You can learn more about Inuk here.

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