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THE BODY REMEMBERS WHEN THE WORLD BROKE OPEN

by Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers

synopsis

When Áila encounters a young Indigenous woman, barefoot and crying in the rain on the side of a busy street, she soon discovers that this young woman, Rosie, has just escaped a violent assault at the hands of her boyfriend. Áila decides to bring Rosie home with her and over the course of the evening, the two navigate the aftermath of this traumatic event.

international title: The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open
original title: The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open
country: Canada, Norway
year: 2019
genre: fiction
directed by: Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers
film run: 103'
screenplay: Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers
cast: Violet Nelson, Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, Charlie Hannah, Barbara Eve Harris, Sonny Surowiec, Jay Cardinal Villeneuve, Tony Massil, Aidan Dee, James Angus Cowan, Anthony Bolognese
cinematography by: Norm Li
film editing: Christian Siebenherz
art director: Liz Cairns, Sophie Jarvis
costumes designer: Stina Lunde
producer: Tyler Hagan, Lori Lozinski, Alan R. Milligan
co-producer: Dyveke Bjørkly Graver
associate producer: Alysha Seriani
production: Film Farms, Oslo Pictures, Experimental Forest Films (CA), Violator Films (CA), William F. White International (CA)
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