VIC + FLO SAW A BEAR
Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 2 pm – Free
Winner of the Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival, this is a darkly mysterious tale of two lesbian ex-cons, Victoria and Florence, trying to make a new life for themselves in the backwoods of Quebec. Seeking peace and quiet, the couple slowly begin to feel under siege as Vic’s probation officer keeps popping up unexpectedly, and a strange woman in the neighbourhood soon turns out to be an increasingly menacing shadow from Flo’s past. With its collection of complex and eccentric characters, surprising plot twists and unsettling humour, Montreal filmmaker Denis Coté has created an utterly original work whose thunderclap of a climax will leave you breathless.
“This isn’t, it turns out, the usual once-upon-a-time tale, but a story about the unknowns that can swallow us up.” (Manohla Dargis, New York Times)
“It’s an ominous, claustrophobic, unhappily sapphic work whose ending instills terror and awe of the fates’ petty, whimsical cruelties.” (Inkoo Kang, Village Voice)
In French with English subtitles
Canada – 2013 – 95 mins.
Introduced by Gayle Cohen with a post-screening discussion lead by her