The Grizzlies is a true heart-warmer

Posted Thursday 18 Mar 2021

The Grizzlies is a true heart-warmer

We're a little bit in love with The Grizzlies, the directorial debut of Miranda de Pencier, just because it's the most affirming film you'll see this year!

It's the inspiring true story of how a group of Inuit high school students living in Kugluktuk, Nunavut, a small arctic town in Canada with the highest teen suicide rate in North America, transform their lives and community after their teacher starts a youth lacrosse team. Featuring remarkable performances by the young, Nunavut-based cast it's in New Zealand cinemas now - go see it!

Watch the trailer here

The Grizzlies has shown at festivals such as Toronto Film Festival, Palm Springs International Film Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival and was a winner at the Directors Guild of Canada.

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Maybe this year at the Academy Awards...?

Posted Thursday 18 Mar 2021

Will a woman win Best Director at this year's Academy Awards?! Chloé Zhao (Nomadland) and Emerald Fennell (Promising Young Woman) are in the running - the first time more than one woman has been in contention for the award. Only five women have ever been in the running for the award (including our own Jane Campion) and only one - Kathryn Bigelow for The Hurt Locker in 2010 - has won.

Click here to read more on this historic situation in The Guardian's article about this year's diverse line-up.