|Known for||Before Tomorrow (Le Jour avant le lendemain)|
Madeline Piujuq Ivalu is a Canadian Inuk filmmaker and actor. One of the cofounders of Arnait Video Productions, a women's video and filmmaking collective in Nunavut, she co-directed, co-wrote and starred in Arnait's first feature film production, Before Tomorrow (Le Jour avant le lendemain). She costarred in the film with her real-life grandson, Paul-Dylan Ivalu. Her codirector of the film was Marie-Hélène Cousineau, and both women cowrote the film with Susan Avingaq.
She garnered three Genie Award nominations at the 30th Genie Awards, for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role, Best Achievement in Direction and Best Adapted Screenplay. Ivalu and Cousineau also codirected the 2013 film Uvanga, in which Ivalu played a supporting role.
- Madeline Ivalu at the National Museum of the American Indian.
- "A mythic tale of symbolism; Before Tomorrow the story of an old woman and a young boy on their own in Arctic". Ottawa Citizen, May 22, 2009.
- "Inuit drama nets 9 Genie nominations". CBC News, March 3, 2010.
- "A modern drama in traditional Nunavut hamlet". Toronto Star, June 20, 2014.
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