Film crews were in Iqaluit and Apex, Nunavut, in April to capture scenes for Two Lovers & A Bear, the upcoming feature film by academy award-nominated director kim Nguyen, of montreal. It’s a story about the Great North, resilience, paradoxes, humanity, struggles and love.
Tatiana maslany, 29, star of the Canadian science fiction series Orphan Black, and American actor Dane DeHaan, 29, who has starred in a string of successful u.S. feature films over the last five years, play the two lead roles. maslany plays the role of a young Inuk woman, and DeHaan a non-Inuk, who has a rare gift: the ability to speak to polar bears. Set in a small, modern town, the struggle against the elements, the vastness, the emptiness and the harsh cold is a reflection of the two characters inner struggles.
The cast also includes a “talking white bear” and more than 50 Nunavummiut in small roles.