‘Beautiful act of reclamation’: Indigenous love and joy in the spotlight at TIFF – Toronto Star

‘Beautiful act of reclamation’: Indigenous love and joy in the spotlight at TIFF – Toronto Star

by ahnationtalk on September 9, 202239 Views

Sept. 9, 2022

Filmmakers are challenging the way Indigenous love stories have previously been portrayed with the release of two projects that explore romantic relationships and sensuality at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival.

In “Stellar,” from Anishinaabe writer and director, Darlene Naponse, two people seek comfort and connection during a single night in a dive bar as they watch the world outside of them rupture from a window.

The film is an adaptation of Naponse’s short story by the same name and stars Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers and Braeden Clarke in the title roles of She and He.

A single touch between the two characters sets off a cosmic connection. The film features minimal dialogue instead relying on physical contact to explore the two characters connection to each other.

Read More: https://www.thestar.com/entertainment/2022/09/09/beautiful-act-of-reclamation-indigenous-love-and-joy-in-the-spotlight-at-tiff.html

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