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NECESSITIES OF LIFE (THE)

It's the beginning of the 1950s and Tivii, an Inuit hunter, is flown to a Quebec sanatorium to be treated for tuberculosis. Weak, unable to communicate or to understand others, and far from his loved ones, Tivii decides to give up and to give in to death. His nurse, Carole, however, understanding Tivii’s desolation, refuses to let him slip away and arranges for a young Inuit named Kaki, to be transferred to his sanatorium. Kaki knows white society well and helps Tivii decode his situation. Tivii’s pride and will to live are further helped by his teaching Kaki about the ways of their land and of the Inuit people.

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Benoit Pilon
Director

Benoit Pilon studied film at Concordia University in Montreal. After starting as an assistant director, he began making fictional and documentary films, the best-known of which is Roger Toupin, épicier variété (2003) which won many prizes including a Jutra for best documentary and a Bayard d’or for best documentary at the Festival de Namur, in Belgium. His other works include the films Rosaire et la Petite-Nation (1997), Impressions (1998), 3 Soeurs en 2 temps (2002), Nestor et les oubliés (2006), and the television series Réseaux (1998-99). Ce qu’il faut pour vivre is his first fictional feature film.

35 mm

102 minutes

Colour

Aspect ratio

2.35

Original version in French and in Inuktitut

Subtitled in French

Producers

Bernadette Payeur

René Chénier

Director

Benoit Pilon

Scriptwriters

Bernard Émond

Benoit Pilon

Director of Photography

Michel La Veaux

Editor

Richard Comeau

Sound

Hugo Brochu

Martin Allard

Cast

Natar Ungalaaq

Éveline Gélinas

Paul-André Brasseur

Vincent-Guillaume Otis

Antoine Bertrand

Guy Thauvette

Louise Marleau

Production

ACPAV
1030, rue Cherrier
Bureau 404
Montreal, Quebec
H2L 1H9
Canada
(514) 849-2281
(514) 849-9487
info@acpav.ca
www.acpav.ca


Distribution

Films Séville
455, rue Saint-Antoine Ouest
Bureau 300
Montreal, Quebec
H2Z 1J1
Canada
(514) 878-2282
(514) 878-2419
info@filmseville.com
www.filmsseville.com



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