CANADA – 2013 – 95 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
A FILM BY DENIS CÔTÉ
Victoria, an ex-convict in her sixties, wants to start new life in a remote sugar shack. Under the supervision of Guillaume, a young, sympathetic parole officer, she tries to get her life back on track along with Florence, her former cellmate with whom she shared years of intimacy in prison. Stalked by ghosts of the past, their new life together is unexpectedly jeopardized.
"What’s important is what happens in front of us, how relationships are formed and challenged by outside events, and what happens next.
I didn’t mind doing a little work to figure it all out, and Robitaille and Bohringer make it well worth the effort."
- NOW MAGAZINE
Video Interview with writer/director DENIS CÔTÉ
- CULTURE VULTURE
Interview with VIC+FLO SAW A BEAR writer/director Denis Côté
- BLACK SHEEP REVIEWS
"...there’s a straight-faced eeriness to his work that can be haunting."
"Every paradise has its collection of snakes"
- THE GLOBE AND MAIL
"...like walking along a wending path through a dark, mysterious forest. You never know — and can never guess — what’s around the next bend"
- THE TORONTO STAR
An interview with writer/director Denis Côté
- FILMS FREAK CENTRAL
"...unquestionably the most intellectually stimulating film to come out this weekend"
- DORK SHELF
"...beautifully poetic in its own sinister and messed up kind of way."
- CINEMA BLOGRAPHER
"They may or may not find what they desire, but watching them search is often deeply rewarding."
- NEXT PROJECTION