Profile: Denis Côté

Denis Côté is an independent Canadian filmmaker and one of the darlings of the festival circuit, particularly its segment with a more daring dramaturgy. His films are rather austere and much in them remains unspoken. They examine characters that often hide some secrets and with whom there is no telling whether they have been excluded by society or they have excluded themselves on their own accord. They are films about loneliness and the (im)possibility to get to know a person.


The Bratislava IFF offers you a short sample of Côté’s filmography. His fiction features are represented by All That She Wants and Curling, films that earned him international reputation. Bestiaire is an observation documentary and while his latest motion picture, A Skin So Soft, also seems to be in that category, in fact it dwells somewhere halfway between fiction and documentary.

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