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The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open
2019
Canada, Norway
Kathleen Hepburn, Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers
Tyler Hagan, Lori Lozinski, Alan R. Milligan
Kathleen Hepburn, Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers
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Violet Nelson, Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, Charlie Hannah, Barbara Eve Harris, Sonny Surowiec, Jay Cardinal Villeneuve, Tony Massil, Aidan Dee, James Angus Cowan, Anthony Bolognese
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Two Indigenous women from vastly different backgrounds find their worlds colliding as one of them, Rosie, is fleeing a violent domestic attack. What begins as an urgent and terrifying escape, tentatively expands as the women weave a fragile bond in their short time together while navigating the complexities of motherhood and the ongoing legacy of colonialism.
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Selected festival history
  • Berlin International Film Festival
  • Los Cabos International Film Festival
  • Milwaukee Film Festival
  • Montréal Festival of New Cinema (Grand Prix)
  • Nashville Film Festival
  • Online Film Critics Society Awards (OFCS Award)
  • Toronto Film Critics Association Awards
  • Toronto International Film Festival (Best Canadian Feature Film - Honourable Mention)
  • Vancouver Film Critics Circle (Winner - VFCC Award)
  • Vancouver International Film Festival (BC Emerging Filmmaker Award, Best BC Film)
Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers
DIRECTOR'S BIOGRAPHY:
Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, also known as Maija Tailfeathers, is a writer, director, producer and actor. She is a graduate of Vancouver Film School's Acting Program and also has a bachelor's degree from the University of British Columbia with a Major in First Nations Studies and a Minor in Women's and Gender Studies. Elle-Máijá was named the 2018 Sundance Film Institute's Merata Mita Film Fellow and is an alumni of the Berlinale Talent Lab, the International Sámi Film Institute's Indigenous Film Fellowship, and the Hot Docs Doc Accelerator Lab. She was presented with the 2014 Vancouver Mayor's Arts Award as an emerging artist in film and new media and a Vancouver Women in Film Kodak Image Award for her work on A Red Girl's Reasoning. Her short documentary «The Embargo Project» was included in the TIFF Top Ten Canadian Shorts and also won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary Short at the Seattle International Film Festival.

Director's filmography:
2019 - «The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open»
2017 - «The city before the city»
2015 - «The Embargo Project»
2014 - «Rebel»
2012 - «A Red Girl's Reasoning»
2011 - «Bloodland»
Kathleen Hepburn
DIRECTOR'S BIOGRAPHY:
Kathleen Hepburn is a Vancouver born writer and director whose debut feature, «Never Steady, Never Still», which Variety Magazine calls a «stoically broken hearted debut», premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2017 and was awarded Best Canadian Film and Best Director by the Vancouver Film Critics Circle, as well as Special Jury Prize at the Dublin International Film Festival. It went on to be nominated for eight Canadian Screen Academy Awards including Best Picture. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing, and a BFA in Film Production from the Universities of Guelph and Simon Fraser respectively.

Director's filmography:
2019 - «The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open»
2017 - «Never Steady, Never Still»