Saturday, March 9 at 5pm

Canada
Directed by Gwaai Edenshaw & Helen Haig-Brown
In Haida with English subtitles
Drama/History
100 minutes
14A

This film will be preceded by Descent into the Maelstrom from Jody Tippett (Special Jury Prize Winner at KISS 2018)

After causing the accidental death of a friend’s son at an annual fishing retreat off Haida Gwaii, Adiits’ii (Tyer York) falls into a tailspin and retreats to the wilderness, plagued by guilt.  In the throes of insanity, Adiits’ii transforms into the supernatural being Gaagiixid, returning to the following year’s fishing retreat.

Quotes:

“…EDGE OF THE KNIFE NAILS ITS MOST IMPORTANT SCENES AND MAKES A VERY SPECIFIC STORY FEEL UNIVERSAL”
- Matthew Paradis, Cinema Axis

“THE REMOTENESS OF THE LOCATION LENDS ITSELF WELL TO THIS STORY SET AT A TIME WHEN THE CANOE WAS THE MAIN FORM OF TRANSPORT AND ONE LOOKED TO THE SKY TO DETERMINE THE WEATHER. IT’S A COMPELLING TALE THAT THRIVES IN ITS LONG STRETCHES OF MINIMAL TO NO DIALOGUE.”
- Norm McGlashan, Flick Hunter

“WHAT REALLY STICKS IS THE RECONSTRUCTED SLICES OF EVERYDAY LIFE…IN THAT AND OTHER SENSES, THIS KNIFE STAYS VERY SHARP INDEED”
- Ken Eisner, Georgia Straight

Other:
IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7740572/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
Website: http://www.isuma.tv/members/edge-of-knife

Awards:
Winner of Best BC Film, Best Canadian Feature Film and Most Popular Canadian Film at the Vancouver International Film Festival 2018

Other Awards at https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8947034/awards?ref_=tt_awd

5pm EDGE OF THE KNIFE (SGAAWAAY K’UUNA)