THE LEGEND OF SARILA

By Nancy SAVARD

CMG - CINEMA MANAGEMENT GROUP LLC - as SALES All rights, World

Animation - Completed 2012

A voyage of initiation in which three young Inuits go in search of a promised land, hoping to save their clan from famine. It is also the story of a fight to the death between two shamans, the young Markussi and the aged Croolik, who feels that his power is threatened.

    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Animation, 3D
    • Countries
    • CANADA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, FRENCH
    • Budget
    • 10 - 25 M$
    • Duration
    • 87 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Nancy SAVARD
    • Writer(s)
    • Pierre TREMBLAY, Roger HARVEY
    • Producer(s)
    • Nancy SAVARD, Marie Claude BEAUCHAMP
    • Synopsis
    • Far North. Autumn 1910. An encampment of Inuit nomads is threatened by famine and the situation is growing dire. Day after day, the hunters return empty-handed. The Tribe’s aged shaman, Croolik, is unable to solve the problem. The clan’s wise woman, Saya, recalls the legend of Sarila, a promised land hidden among the glaciers, where wild game is said to be plentiful. Legend has it that only those with pure hearts may enter this hallowed place.
      Three of the clan’s young people, chosen by Croolik’s treacherous crow Kwatak, agree to go in search of Sarila in order to save their tribe. There is Putulik, the chief’s son; the beautiful Apik, his fiancée; and Markussi who only Croolik and Saya have discerned has a shaman’s gift.
      Sensing that his power is threatened, the old shaman tries to get rid of his rival Markussi. With the help of the forces of evil, Croolik throws up obstacles to impede the mission of the three young Inuit. Along the way, Markussi must learn to accept and use his shamanic powers.
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