Angelique's Isle

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Angelique's Isle
Film poster
Directed byMarie-Hélène Cousineau
Michelle Derosier
Written byMichelle Derosier
Based onAngelique Abandoned
by James R. Stevens
Produced byAmos Adetuyi
Dave Clement
Michelle Derosier
Floyd Kane
StarringJulia Jones
Charlie Carrick
Tantoo Cardinal
CinematographyCeliana Cárdenas
Edited byWiebke von Carolsfeld
Music byDarren Fung
Circle Blue Entertainment
Freddie Films
Thunderstone Pictures
Release date
  • September 19, 2018 (2018-09-19) (AFF)
Running time
90 minutes
Box office$5,801[1]

Angelique's Isle is a 2018 Canadian historical drama film, directed by Marie-Hélène Cousineau and Michelle Derosier.[2] Based on a true story set in 1845, the film stars Julia Jones as Angelique Mott, an Anishinaabe woman who accompanies her voyageur husband Charlie (Charlie Carrick) on an expedition to search for potential mining sites during the Copper Rush, only for the couple to be abandoned on an island in Lake Superior and forced to survive the harsh winter on their own.[3]

The film's cast also includes Tantoo Cardinal, Aden Young, Stephen McHattie, Brendt Thomas Diabo, Greg Tremblay, Anthony Roch and Dennis Dubinsky.

The film premiered at the Atlantic Film Festival in September 2018,[4] before going into commercial release in 2019.[5]

It won three awards at the 2018 American Indian Film Festival, for Best Film, Best Actress (Jones) and Best Supporting Actress (Cardinal).[6]


  1. ^ "Abandoned: Angelique's Isle (2021)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved March 30, 2021.
  2. ^ Sara Clements, "'Angelique's Isle' Is More Than Just a Man-versus-Nature Survival Story". Exclaim!, August 23, 2019.
  3. ^ "Angelique’s Isle: A rarely told Canadian story visits a hidden landscape, but takes some shaky steps". National Post, August 22, 2019.
  4. ^ Regan Reid, "FIN Atlantic ’18: Audience of Chairs, Hopeless Romantic to world bow". Playback, August 16, 2018.
  5. ^ Andrew Parker, "Review: Angelique’s Isle"., August 22, 2019.
  6. ^ "North Bay filmmaker proud to showcase feature film at home". Regina Leader-Post, November 15, 2018.

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