Set on the fringe of society, in a remote part of the countryside, Curling takes a keen look at the unusual private life of a father and his daughter. Between his unremarkable jobs, Jean-François Sauvageau devotes an awkward energy to Julyvonne. The fragile balance of their relationship will be jeopardized by some dreary circumstances.
- Best Director, Best Actor, FF Locarno
- Emmanuel Bilodeau
- Philomène Bilodeau
- Roc Lafortune
- Sophie Desmarais
- Denis Côté
- Josée Deshaies
- Nicolas Roy
- NIHILPRODUCTIONS INC.
- DOC & FILM INTERNATIONAL
The streak continues for Acadian director Denis Côté, whose tender, troubling drama is maybe his most beautifully controlled piece to date.
I see the forest as a way to connect with the world sometimes, a link between civilization and the pure strangeness in the characters’ lives. That’s what Curling is all about: how to connect with the world.
Born in New Brunswick in Canada in 1973, Denis Côté studied film at Ahuntsic College in Montréal. He began his career producing and directing over a dozen low budget shorts whilst also working as a radio presenter and film critic for the Montréal weekly newspaper Ici. In 2005 he directed his first feature LES ÉTATS NORDIQUES, that won the Golden Leopard at Locarno. BESTIAIRE screened at the Berlinale Forum in 2012. In 2013, VIC+FLO SAW A BEAR won a Silver Bear in Berlinale. JOY OF MAN'S DESIRING was selected for Berlinale Forum in 2014. In 2015, his short MAY WE SLEEP SOUNDLY screened at Toronto IFF, followed by EXCURSIONS which was selected at Le rendez-vous du cinéma québécois. His film A SKIN SO SOFT premiered in Locarno.