Malaya Qaunirq Chapman (Elsa)Magalie Lépine Blondeau (Mrs. Beaulieu)Patrick Hivon (Mr. Beaulieu)Mark Antony Krupa (Pastor)Tobie Pelletier (Monsieur L'écuyer)Nick Serino (Jimmy)Etua Snowball (Isaki)Matthew York (Jimmy (young))
Madeline Ivalu, Marie-Hélène Cousineau
Kuujjuaq, Nunavik 1940s. Surprised at the loss of her innocence, the young Inuk Elsa draws courage from her rugged land to become a woman as strong and independent as the restless river that cuts across it. She becomes the very young mother of a child whose remarkable life breaks with the millennial traditions of her ancestors. Navigating the social norms of the colonizers and the reality of her own family situation, the dreariness of a relationship that is not right for her and the rebellion of her teenage son, Elsa's path follows the winding course of the indomitable river that accompanies her every turn in life.