Too often, the only chance we get to hear a filmmaker discuss his or her work is the lukewarm ritual of watching bonus features on the DVD at home. The Vic+Flo experience is an invitation to look through the keyhole and discover a few genuine secrets. Louis Malle liked to say that he preferred for the audience to leave with questions rather than answers. Just this once, let’s disappoint him. — Denis Côté
Upon her release from a long prison sentence, Victoria moves into a little shack in the middle of the woods in order to be close to Flo, her lover on the inside. Victoria is like a wounded animal, stalked from all sides: by her probation officer, by the townspeople and by the ghosts of her girlfriend’s past. The couple must fight for survival in a world where nobody is as they seem. This seventh feature from offbeat and unconventional filmmaker Denis Côté is more narrative than his earlier work, with a well-defined dramatic structure and a surprising mix of genres. Its sustained suspenseful atmosphere is peppered with black humour and sudden changes of mood, while the superb acting by Pierrette Robitaille and Romane Bohringer make for thoroughly enjoyable viewing.
Followed by L'ours by Daniel Karolewicz, a documentary on the filming of Vic + Flo
Québec/Canada | 2013 | 35 min | vo française/sta
PROJECTION COMMENTÉE PAR DENIS CÔTÉ DE VIC+FLO ONT VU UN OURS
( 2 films )