Over 4 decades into her career, Alberta’s Tantoo Cardinal finally stars in leading film role – Globalnews.ca

Over 4 decades into her career, Alberta’s Tantoo Cardinal finally stars in leading film role – Globalnews.ca

by ahnationtalk on March 27, 2019356 Views

Acclaimed actress Tantoo Cardinal has been in more than 100 screen projects, yet she’s just now enjoying her first leading role in a film.

In Falls Around Her, which screens Wednesday at TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto and opens Friday at the city’s Carlton Cinema, Cardinal plays a renowned Anishinaabe musician who returns home to Atikameksheng Anishnawbek First Nation in northern Ontario to reconnect with the land and take a break. Tina Keeper plays her sister.

Cardinal — who was born in Fort McMurray, Alta., and is Cree, Dene, Nakota, and Metis — says it’s taken over 40 years to be the main focus of a big-screen feature because she can “only advance as far as the consciousness of the creators.”

Read More: https://globalnews.ca/news/5100369/tantoo-cardinal-falls-around-her-movies/

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