Arctic Film Series: Nuummioq
Directed by Otto Rosing, Torben Bech
Greenlandic, English subtitles
1 hr 38 mins, NR
Over the coming months the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum will screen films featuring indigenous filmmakers and actors telling stories rooted in their own experiences but with universal relevance. Through a combination of these contemporary Arctic feature films and documentaries, we hope to bring both the wonders and challenges of life in the contemporary Arctic to viewers, and to open up conversations about this increasingly important part of the world.
Nuummioq tells the story of a young mans odyssey from mundane existence into an acute sense of the sacred. Like most regular guys in the tiny capital city, Malik works, cavorts with buddies, and fools aroundtoggling between Danish and Greenlandic languages. All at once, when he discovers hes very ill, mortality intrudes. Keeping the news to himself, Malik accompanies his cousin on a boat trip. What begins as an unremarkable outing becomes a transcendent journey at the edge of the world as he grapples with his elusive past and tunes into the present.
So breathtaking and luminous is Nuummioqs landscape that you can almost feel the brisk air oxygenating your lungs. The tender play of shadow and light on the characters faces seems to suggest that we're only a flicker in natures vast radiance; but during our short time here, theres family, tradition, and maybe even love.
A pleasure to behold - Variety
Greenland's Nuummioq a stunning triumph - Reuters
The first feature from Greenland is a lively gem - New York Times
"a startlingly accomplished piece of filmmaking" - The Hollywood Reporter
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