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Boris sans Béatrice

Boris without Béatrice

Denis Côté (Director, Writer), Bruce La Bruce, Isolda Dychauk, Simone-Èlise Girard, James Hyndman, Laetitia Isambert-Denis, Denis Lavant, Dounia Sichov (Cast)
Moderation: Jenni Zylka

Press Conference at full length
 
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Somewhere in present-day Québec, Boris Malinovsky is going through life with ruthless arrogance. This is a man who, clad in tailored suits, seems to have it all. But then his world begins to falter when his equally successful wife, a minister in the Canadian government, is confined to her bed with depression and is cared for in their remote holiday home. There, Boris receives phone calls from a stranger who asks him to meet in the forest in the middle of the night. The mysterious man confronts Boris with the kind of questions he would rather not have to think about. Nonetheless, following their encounter, Boris tries to steer his life in a different direction. As he does so he feels increasingly persecuted and begins to eye his surroundings, which feel more and more alien to him, with suspicion. Will Boris be able to rid himself of his unbidden demons? After Vic + Flo Saw a Bear (Berlinale Competition, 2013) Denis Coté undertakes a new foray into the genre of the idiosyncratic psychological thriller. Combining satirical precision with puzzling tableaux, he takes the viewer inside the mind of a man who is forced to confront his failures and increasingly loses control of his life.

Canada 2016, 93 min

by

Denis Côté

with

James Hyndman
Simone-Élise Girard
Denis Lavant
Isolda Dychauk

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