Nanook of the North

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The last in our short season introducing the rich and immersive world of silent film with live music.

Widely regarded as the essential documentary feature, this influential, film capturing the daily life of an Inuit family struggling to survive in the harsh environment of the Canadian Arctic frequently tops must-see lists and annual polls of top 100 films.

Filmmaker Robert Flaherty lived among the Inuit people for many years as a prospector and explorer, and undertook this gripping record of their daily lives to help finance his further expeditions. A natural story-teller, Flaherty chose to stage many scenes to spice up his narrative rather than recording events as they happened. The result is an enthralling tale of man's fragile relationship with nature, around which controversy still rages. In a sad footnote, the hunter at the centre of the film Allakariallak (dubbed Nanook by Flaherty) died of starvation not long after the film's release.

Presented with a live score conceived and performed by Edinburgh combo Sink.

"Sink's live brilliant multi-instrumental score works to play up the defining features of Flaherty's film, contrasting the harsh frozen land with the humorous and resourceful spirits who live in it" Star and Shadow Cinema

"Sink are a trio of musical ninjas. One of the best and intense live acts around" Kate Stables

Dir. Robert Flaherty | US | 1922 | 1h 20m approx. | not rated, recommended U
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