LET ME WRAP MY ARMS AROUND YOU
“I’m in love with the feeling of being in love. Let me wrap my arms around you. I will be the dense, soft fog that moves quietly up behind you and envelopes you in its thick soft blanket. Dive down and I will close around you.”
A meditation on love, loss, alienation, and cultural identity set in a tiny Inuit hamlet. When a young couple moves from a large urban centre to a little hamlet in the Canadian Arctic they begin to question their relationship with each other but also with the world they’ve left behind. A strikingly beautiful look at a way of living that no longer exists, LET ME WRAP MY ARMS AROUND YOU combines archival super 8 with 16mm film in a richly textured story.
“…an exceptionally intelligent, moving and informative film, not least because it packs so much into such a short time. …a spiritual and emotional odyssey, but it is also a cross-cultural and geographical journey with a richness of ideas all too rare…” John Haslett Cuff, The Globe and Mail
“This accessible, intensely personal film is sad, chilly and sometimes so constricting that one clutches the chest and breathes deeply. The obsessive-possessive single-mindedness of love is conveyed with a cool well-written script and dense images.” Patricia Thompson, Take One