Map of the Human Heart


Map of the Human Heart Review

I was enchanted with Map of the Human Heart when I first saw it in 1993. Revisiting it today I am less enthralled but still charmed. It's one of those movies that makes you legitimately feel like you've become part of its universe, particularly the scenes in the frigid arctic, which you can almost feel on your skin. A variety of actors play our two leads from childhood to adulthood, as an Eskimo boy and half-Indian girl taunt one another as children, then grow to love each other as adults -- despite the ravages of a raging World War, which makes for a fantastic love story backdrop.

Map of the Human Heart

Facts and Figures

Run time: 109 mins

In Theaters: Friday 23rd April 1993

Distributed by: HBO Video

Production compaines: Australian Film Finance Corporation (AFFC)

Reviews 4 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 80%
Fresh: 16 Rotten: 4

IMDB: 7.0 / 10

Cast & Crew


Starring: as Avik, as Young Avik, as Albertine, as Young Albertine, as Walter Russell, as Rainee, as The Mapmaker, as Sister Banville, as Farmboy