103 minutes – Mystery, Indigenous
Language: English, Haisla with English subtitles
Festival release date: September 2020 (Vancouver International Film Festival, World Premiere)
Release date: October 16, 2020
Based on the first novel by Eden Robinson, Monkey Beach is a supernatural mystery. Layering tragedy, humor and redemption, it tells the story of Lisa, a rebellious young woman who must accept her true heroic nature in order to save Jimmy, her brother who is lost at sea. Monkey Beach is set in the magnificent forests and waterways of the Pacific Northwest and the Haisla village of Kitamaat. Haisla cultural stories are woven into the contemporary lives of Lisa and her family, along with a cast of otherworldly characters including ghosts and Sasquatches – the ‘monkeys’ of Monkey Beach.