A film by Kirsten Carthew

Canada, 2022, 88'

Set in 2101, against the harsh backdrop of a subarctic wasteland, Sumi, a human-child raised by a mama polar bear, narrowly escapes capture from a brutal Morad hunting party and sets out across the vast winter landscape. When Sumi stumbles across a 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 dystopian fantasy of a post-apocalyptic world is Canadian director Kirsten Carthew's second feature film to premiere at the opening session of Fantasia, in Montreal. Self-described a “all-female survival thriller” (including the animals) and rated by critics as a “Mad Max of the Arctic”.


Director Kirsten Carthew Script Kirsten Carthew Producer Max Fraser, Alyson Richards, Paul Cadieux, et al. Cast Viva Lee, Muriel Dutil, Khamisa Wilsher Language English Subtitles Portuguese Sales Epic Pictures

Kirsten Carthew

Director "Polaris"
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