Falls Around Her
We are thrilled to be showcasing this fresh feature from acclaimed Obijway director-writer, Darlene Naponse. With several Sundance Film Festival works in her repertoire, Naponse enhances our screen with such a stunning work that even without any dialogue it would be a gorgeous tone poem. Viewers should easily recognize Tantoo Cardinal in the title role. The award-winning actor has been in every self-respecting Canadian film and television series about and/or by aboriginal people for decades. Here she carries the wisdom and force of a woman who has experienced the highs and lows of relationships and work. A world-famous Anishinaabe musician, she retreats from the stage and heads to the reserve to refuel her soul. Nature heals and inspires but it cannot always prohibit the intrusion of the world she left behind. Falls Around Her tells this woman’s story with a measured, respectful pace, coaxing us gently into the steady rhythms of the drama with awesome grace.
Director: Darlene Naponse
Producers: Darlene Naponse, Simone Urdl, Jennifer Weiss, Jamie Manning
Runtime: 98 mins