The 2023 Yellowknife International Film Festival will open with a screening of Kelvin Redvers’ feature Cold Road, organizers said on Wednesday.
The opening-night screening was the one item in the schedule yet to be publicly announced.
Redvers is a Dene filmmaker and Deninu Kųę́ First Nation member who grew up in Hay River. Beyond the NWT, he is known for having been turned away from a screening at the 2022 Cannes film festival because he was wearing moccasins.
Cold Road, which he wrote and directed, is a thriller about an Indigenous woman and her dog trying to make their way north when a semi-truck driver starts hunting them on the highway.