Hayat is a skilled seawoman who sails across the Arctic, navigating far away from people and her troubled youth in France. But when her little sister Leila gives birth to a baby girl Inaya, the promise of new beginnings is on the horizon. We witness how the sisters’ worlds are turned upside down, each going on a deeply personal journey, guided by the Northern star to overturn their family's fate. The film, set between the isolated Northern Sea and warm, well-connected France, aims to bring a human perspective to this tale of sisterhood set against dramatic land- and seascapes.
Ainara Vera was born in Spain in 1985. After studying cinema, her first short documentary Sertres premiered at Locarno in 2014. She then directed a medium-length film See you tomorrow, God Willing! which premiered at IDFA and was selected in a many festivals including Doc NYC, DocsBarcelona. She worked for as First Assistant Director and editor on Victor Kossakovsky’s films Varicella, Aquarela and Gunda.Polaris is her first feature doc.