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The Necessities of Life

Ce qu'il faut pour vivre

Directed by Benoît Pilon
Canada, 2008
Drama

Synopsis

In 1952, an Inuit hunter named Tivii with tuberculosis leaves his northern home and family to go recuperate at a sanatorium in Quebec City. Uprooted, far from his loved ones, unable to speak French and faced with a completely alien world, he becomes despondent.

Synopsis

In 1952, an Inuit hunter named Tivii with tuberculosis leaves his northern home and family to go recuperate at a sanatorium in Quebec City. Uprooted, far from his loved ones, unable to speak French and faced with a completely alien world, he becomes despondent.

The Necessities of LifeDirected byBenoît Pilon

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Awards & Festivals

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Montréal World Film Festival
2008 | 3 wins including: Most Popular Canadian Feature Film
Toronto Film Critics Association Awards
2010 | Nominee: Best Canadian Film
Vancouver Film Critics Circle
2009 | Winner: Best Actor in a Canadian Film
Genie Awards
2009 | 4 wins including: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
2009 | 4 nominations including: Best Motion Picture

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