JULIANA & THE MEDICINE FISH
Jeremy Torrie | CANADA | 2017 | 111 MIN | pg | Dramatic Feature
Friday 20 October 2017 | 9:15 PM
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 2
At 12 years old, Juliana’s mother dies suddenly and she is left to repair her complicated relationship with her father. But as bankruptcy looms over their family-owned resort, her father’s mind is elsewhere as he tries to organize a high-stakes fishing derby hoping to save their home and livelihood. Haunted by dreams that her mother is trapped within the murky waters surrounding their lodge - and feeling powerless to help her father - she seeks the counsel of an Elder and fishing guide who shares the story of the legendary musky, an ancient and massive medicine fish with a spirit-essence crucial to the survival of the lake. Believing in the power of the medicine fish to free her mother and win the derby’s $1 million prize, Juliana hopes to capture the fish but in doing so, she discovers she must face an even greater challenge that lies deep within her. Featuring fantastic performances from Emma Tremblay, Adam Beach and Roseanne Supernault!
Jeremy Torrie (Ojibwe) has produced, written, directed and edited network programming and is known for films such as Cowboys & Indians: The Killing of JJ Harper, Mr. Soul, and A Flesh Offering. He is committed to the Indigenous community through the production of both dramatic and documentary stories.