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CURLING

Canada, 2010 (MIFF 2011, International Panorama)

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

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