Future Frozen Tundra Turns Violent in “Polaris” Teaser

It’s the year 2144. Sumi, a human child raised by Mama Polar Bear, narrowly escapes capture from a brutal Moral hunting party in the midst of a frozen wasteland. When she meets Frozen Girl, an unlikely friendship is formed and together they try to escape the hunters and run towards a guiding light Sumi calls the Polaris star.

Set to have its world premiere at the Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal, Quebec, Polaris is the all-female led, sophomore feature from Canadian writer/director KC Carthew. This post-apocalyptic fantasy fable sees its characters speaking a wholly new language and presented without subtitles. The cast is led by Korean-Canadian actress Viva Lee as Sumi and Khamisa Wilsher as Frozen Girl with Muriel Dutil also starring. 

The film is an expansion of Carthew’s award-winning short film Fish Out of Water, which premiered at Fantasia in 2015. It’s her second feature-length film following The Sun at Midnight, which starred Kawannahere Devery Jacobs.

After its premiere at Fantasia Film Festival, Polaris will be theatrically released in Canada by Filmoption International.


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