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The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open

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Violet Nelson in a still from the film The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open. Supplied. Used with permission

105 minutes – Drama
Language: English
Festival release date: February 9, 2019 (Berlin)
Release date: November 2019
Production companies: Experimental Forest Films, Oslo Pictures, Violator Films, Tannhauser Gate
Canadian distributor: levelFILM
World rights: ARRAY Releasing

The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open is a personal drama that explores two Indigenous women living very different lives who are briefly brought together by desperate circumstances. Áila (Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers) sees a young woman named Rosie (Violet Nelson, pictured above) who is barefoot and sobbing in the streets. Rosie has just been assaulted by her boyfriend and has managed to escape. Compelled to take action, Áila chooses to bring Rosie into her home and, over the course of the evening, the two women explore the after-effect of this traumatic event.

The film, a Canada-Norway coproduction, had its World Premiere at the Berlin Film Festival and its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 8, 2019, where it received an honourable mention from the Best Canadian Film award jury.



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Crew:
Producer:Tyler Hagan
Lori Lozinski
Alan R. Milligan
Executive Producer:

Yvonne Huff
Jason Delane Lee
Matthew Soraci

Co-Producer:

Dyveke Bjørkly Graver

Associate Producer:

Alysha Seriani

Director:

Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers
Kathleen Hepburn

Screenwriter:

Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers
Kathleen Hepburn

Story Editor:

Linda Coffey

Cinematographer:

Norm Li

Editor:

Christian Siebenherz

Composer:

Øystein Braut

Production Designer:

Liz Cairns
Sophie Jarvis

Art Director:

Kara Hornland

Costume Designer:

Stina Lunde

Cast:Roles:

Violet Nelson
Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers
Charlie Hannah
Barbara Eve Harris
Sonny Surowiec
Jay Cardinal Villeneuve
Tony Massil
Aidan Dee
James Angus Cowan
Anthony Bolognese
Charles Jarman
Joan Boisjoly
Paul Jarrett
Anesha Bailey
Glenn Cho
Lissa Neptuno
Angel Thomas

Rosie
Áila
Cat
Sophie
Taxi Driver #1
Cory
Neighbour
Jessa
Cole
Jonah
Taxi Driver #2
Gladys
Dr. Phillips
Receptionist
Clerk
Nurse
Mother