Robert Flaherty

Nanook of the North

Nanook of the North

Robert Flaherty’s classic film tells the story of Inuit hunter Nanook and his family as they struggle to survive in the harsh conditions of Canada’s Hudson Bay region. Enormously popular when released in 1922, Nanook of the North is a cinematic milestone that continues to enchant audiences. Criterion is proud to present the original director’s cut, restored to the proper frame rate and tinted according to Flaherty’s personal print.

Film Info

  • Robert Flaherty
  • United States
  • 1922
  • 79 minutes
  • Black & White
  • 1.33:1
  • English
  • Spine #33

Special Features

  • New digital transfer, digitally remastered at the visually correct speed by preservationist David Shepard
  • New orchestral score by silent film music specialist Timothy Brock
  • Excerpts from the television documentary Flaherty and Film, featuring interviews with the filmmaker’s widow and Nanook co-editor Frances Flaherty
  • Stills gallery of Flaherty’s photographs of life in the Arctic

New cover by Cynthia Eddy

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Special Features

  • New digital transfer, digitally remastered at the visually correct speed by preservationist David Shepard
  • New orchestral score by silent film music specialist Timothy Brock
  • Excerpts from the television documentary Flaherty and Film, featuring interviews with the filmmaker’s widow and Nanook co-editor Frances Flaherty
  • Stills gallery of Flaherty’s photographs of life in the Arctic

New cover by Cynthia Eddy

Nanook of the North
Credits
Director
Robert Flaherty
Producer
Robert Flaherty
Editing
Robert Flaherty
Editing
Herbert Edwards
Editing
Charles Geib
Music composed, compiled, and conducted by
Timothy Brock
Executive producer
John Révillon

From The Current

Nanook of the North
Nanook of the North
In 1910 Sir William Mackenzie hired Robert Flaherty to prospect the vast area east of the Hudson Bay for its railway and mineral potential. Over the course of several years and through four lengthy expeditions Flaherty had frequent contact with the r…

By Dean W. Duncan