Magazine article Screen International

'Angelique's Isle' Begins Principal Photography in Canada

Magazine article Screen International

'Angelique's Isle' Begins Principal Photography in Canada

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Indigenous-led film takes place during the Lake Superior copper rush of 1845.

Circle Blue Media, Thunderstone Pictures, and Freddie Films have announced that principal photography commenced on May 29 in Thunder Bay, Ontario.

Angelique's Isle, from Canadian directors Michelle Derosier and Marie-Helene Cousineau, is based on the novella Angelique Abandoned by James R. Stevens.

The film written by Derosier centres on Angelique, a young Anishinaabe woman who embarks on a journey with her voyageur husband Charlie, despite the warnings of her grandmother, Green Thunderbird.

When they are abandoned on a deserted island before a harsh winter, Angelique finds her faith tested as she fights starvation, the elements and a treacherous Lake Superior.

Julia Jones stars in the title role alongside Charlie Carrick on the film slated to be released next summer. …

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