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Midnight Sun

Midnight Sun

Director: Roger Spottiswoode
USA, Canada | English
2014 | 97min.
Format: DCP
Midnight Sun is an adventure story set in the ice fields of Northern Canada. The hero is a young boy, Luke (Dakota Goyo), who defies the dangerous elements of nature to reunite an abandoned polar bear cub with its mother. On this trek Luke is aided by Muktuk, a half Inuit, half Canadian who knows the terrain where the bears live like the back of his hand. But they are soon separated on the ice floes of the high Arctic, and Luke and the cub are left to defend themselves from bear attacks, giant icebergs and vicious windstorms. An engrossing narrative that seamlessly blends all the element of adventure makes this film a great ride for kids and grownups alike, and its poignant coming-of-age story will not fail to stir deeper feelings. While risking his life to reunite the cubs with their mother, Luke starts another even more adventurous journey of discovery and understanding of himself and of the complex bonds that link the persons that are closest to him. Dakota Goyo, who at 15 already has an impressive number of films under his belt, delivers a strong, multifaceted performance while all the breathtaking beauty of the landscape is brought vividly to the screen thanks to the expert lensing of Peter Wunstorf. —Teresa Cavina

Director,  Roger Spottiswoode

Director,  Roger Spottiswoode

Roger Spottiswoode is a British-Canadian film director, editor and writer born in Ottawa. He turned to directing in the early 1980s and has since helmed a number of notable films and television productions, including Under Fire (1983), the James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) starring Pierce Brosnan, the award-winning Shake Hands with the Devil (2007) and The Children of Huang Shi, starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Chow Yun-Fat. Spottiswoode is currently in production with his next film, Hyperbaric.

Cast and Crew

Director
Roger Spottiswoode; Brando Quilici (Director of High Arctic Scenes)
Cast
Dakota Goyo, Goran Visnjic, Bridget Moynahan
Production Company
Media-Max Inc., HD Productions, Original Pictures Inc., Rob Heydon Productions Inc.
Sales Contact
Hyde Park International
Music
Lawrence Shragge
Producer
Karine Martin, Rob Heydon, Brando Quilici, Kim Todd
Screenwriter
Bart Gavigan, Winston McDonald
Editor
Pia Di Ciaula
Cinematographer
Peter Wunstorf
Sound
Paul Carter
Production Designer
Eric Fraser
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