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VIC FLO SAW A BEAR

Canada, 2013 (MIFF 2013, International Panorama)

Director: Denis Côté

"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

Deep in the snow-covered backwoods of Quebec, 61-year-old Vic is trying to escape her criminal past. Fresh out of prison and searching for solitude, her refuge is shattered when fellow ex-con and younger lover Flo comes to stay - bringing with her chaos, violence and a madcap reckoning with the life they left behind.

From Denis Côté (Bestiaire, MIFF 2012), Canada's most innovative and unclassifiable auteur, comes the characteristically wild and genre-bending Vic+Flo Saw a Bear. Part lesbian love story, part revenge thriller, part oddball comedy, Vic+Flo Saw a Bear is a masterclass from a director who is making cinema bend to him.

"Côté's cinema is known for a certain mischievous streak, upending the spectator's expectations, and here it is exemplified by his adroit guidance of the film from quirky comedy to suspenseful thriller, culminating in one of the most horrifying scenes of the [Berlinale]." - Senses of Cinema

D/S Denis Côté P Stéphanie Morissette, Sylvain Corbeil WS Films Boutique L French w/English subtitles TD DCP/2013

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