Répertoire des villes disparues

Ghost Town Anthology
Irénée-les-Neiges is a remote village somewhere in Quebec with only 215 inhabitants. When young Simon Dubé dies in a car accident, the villagers’ tranquil and regulated existence is thrown out of step. People are decidedly reluctant to talk about the particulars of the accident. For Simon’s parents and his brother, their grief means that time seems to lose all meaning and their mood gradually spreads to others. The mayoress’s pragmatism increasingly comes to nought, and this older married couple find themselves unable to maintain their quirky habits in peace. Snowy, frosty winter days stretch out into infinity. Something barely tangible descends on the region, like a veil. Mysterious figures emerge from the fog and commit strange acts. To intensify the unreal atmosphere, this film was shot on 16mm. Stories from another time appear to lurk behind the coarse-grained, flickering celluloid images. But what seems strange is sometimes more familiar than one might suspect.
by Denis Côté
with Robert Naylor, Josée Deschênes, Jean-Michel Anctil, Larissa Corriveau, Rémi Goulet
Canada 2018 French,  Subtitles: English,  German 96’ Colour World premiere Shot on 16mm


  • Robert Naylor (Jimmy Dubé)
  • Josée Deschênes (Gisèle Dubé)
  • Jean-Michel Anctil (Romuald Dubé)
  • Larissa Corriveau (Adèle)
  • Rémi Goulet (André)
  • Diane Lavallée (Simone Smallwood)
  • Hubert Proulx (Pierre)
  • Rachel Graton (Camille)
  • Normand Carrière (Richard)
  • Jocelyne Zucco (Louise)


Written and directed byDenis Côté
CinematographyFrançois Messier-Rheault
EditingNicolas Roy
Sound DesignFrédéric Cloutier
SoundYann Cleary
Production DesignMarie-Pier Fortier
CostumesCaroline Bodson
Make-upDominique T. Hasbani
Assistant DirectorCatherine Kirouac
CastingDenis Côté
Production ManagerYanick Savard
ProducerZiad Touma

Produced by

Couzin Films

Montreal, Canada

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World sales

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Berlin, Germany

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Denis Côté

Born in New Brunswick, Canada in 1973, after working for a few years as a journalist and film critic, he made his directorial debut in 2005 with Les états nordiques which won the Golden Leopard in the video competition at Locarno. After the Forum screened his internationally celebrated film Bestiaire in 2012, his next film, Vic + Flo ont vu un ours took part in the 2013 Berlinale Competition and won the Alfred Bauer Prize. His work most recently screened at the Berlinale in 2016 with Boris sans Béatrice.


2005 Les états nordiques (Drifting States) 2007 Nos vies privées (Our Private Lives) · Maïté 2008 Elle veut le chaos (All That She Wants) 2009 Carcasses 2010 Les lignes ennemies (The Enemy Lines) · Curling (Geheimnisse im Schnee) 2012 Bestiaire 2013 Vic + Flo ont vu un ours (Vic + Flo haben einen Bären gesehen) 2014 Que ta joie demeure (Joy of Man's Desiring) 2015 Excursões (Excursions) · Que nous nous assoupissions (May We Sleep Soundly) 2016 Boris sans Béatrice 2018 Répertoire des villes disparues (Ghost Town Anthology)

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