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L’Inhumain (The Inhuman)

Director Jason Brennan (Anishinaabe)
Year 2022
Run Time 85min
Genre Horror, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Thriller

Mathieu (Samian) may be a brilliant and successful neurosurgeon, but his life is far from perfect. When his long-term prescription drug habit is exposed, and his wife discovers he’s been having an affair, Mathieu faces professional and personal consequences. His father’s sudden death prompts Mathieu’s return to the northern Anishinaabe community of his youth and the remote forest cabin where he goes to scatter his father’s ashes. But what begins as a respite from his chaotic life to a place he thought he’d left far behind becomes a battle with something far darker. Haunted by painful memories and hunted by the legendary Wendigo, Mathieu faces demons both figurative and literal.       

A rare French-language Indigenous genre film, L’inhumain is the directorial debut of Anishinaabe producer and writer Jason Brennan. It’s a thrilling and evocative parable about the dangers of feeding the monster inside.   

Director

Jason Brennan (Anishinaabe)

Writer

Jason Brennan (Anishinaabe)

Cast

Samian (Algonquin), Véronique Beaudet, Jeanne Roux-Cote, Sonia Vigneault

Producer

Jason Brennan (Anishinaabe)

Genres

Horror, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Thriller

Interests

BIPOC Stories, Cult & Offbeat Cinema, Indigenous Filmmaker

Original Language

English