Director: Denis Côté
"Denis Côté has long since staked out his territory as Canada's most adventurous auteur." - Eye Weekly
Winning the Best Director prize at Locarno, Curling is an offbeat and eccentric comedy with distinctly morbid leanings.
Friendless Jean-François scrapes by doing odd jobs at a bowling alley. With his wife is in prison for an unnamed but horrific crime, he is obsessively protective of Julyvonne, his 12-year-old daughter. While Jean-François' life seems mundane, bizarre occurrences begin to mount up. His daughter stumbles across a caged tiger and a pile of frozen corpses hidden in the woods. What is real and what is tormented fantasy brought on by their frozen isolation?
D/S Denis Côté P Denis Côté, Stéphanie Morissette WS Doc & Film L French w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2010
“I wanted to make a very simple and a very naïve film on the interactions between human beings and animals.” - filmmaker Denis Côté ... At the same time a compelling meditation and a bizar… More »
"A rich, humane, surprising film ... manages to mix the drollery of Wes Anderson, the genre swagger of Tarantino and the opaque narrative of a Bruno Dumont in one intriguing package." - Screen Daily … More »