"We have every reason to take Béatrice's health to heart." (From the Film)


Boris sans Béatrice

SUMMARY

A dark, surreal comedy from the sui generis auteur Denis Coté.

Somewhere in present-day Quebec, Boris Malinovsky has achieved all of his goals. Strong willed, independent and proud, he's not without a certain arrogance regarding his success. His wife, Béatrice, a Minister in the Canadian Government, has recently been bedridden due to a mysterious depression. To soothe himself, Boris enjoys a love affair with his colleague Helga and grows closer to Klara, the young housekeeper. A stranger's sudden appearance forces Boris to confront the world and face up to his achievements and his certainties. A hilarious dark comedy with surreal undertones, Boris Without Béatrice is a haunting moral tale turning into something ingenious at the hands of Denis Coté. The Canadian auteur is stepping forward in his craft with this humourously existential farce that comes with a mesmerizing performance by James Hyndman and spot on appearances by Bruce La Bruce and Denis Lavant.

FESTIVALS

2016 BERLINALE

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Born in New Brunswick, Denis Côté studied film at Ahuntsic College in Montréal. His feature films include Les Etats Nordiques (2005) that won the Golden Leopard at Locarno, Carcasses (2009), Curling (2010, !f 2012), Bestiaire (2012, !f 2013), Vic+Flo Saw a Bear (2012, !f 2013) and Joy of Man's Desiring (2014, !f 2014).

CREDITS


  • Director
    DENIS CÔTÉ
  • Screenplay
    DENIS CÔTÉ
  • Cinematography
    JESSICA LEE GAGNÉ
  • Editing
    NICOLAS ROY
  • Cast
    JAMES HYNDMAN, SIMONE-ÉLISE GIRARD, DENIS LAVANT, ISOLDA DYCHAUK, DOUNIA SICHOV
  • Producer
    SYLVAIN CORBEIL, NANCY GRANT
  • Production Co.
    METAFILMS
  • Distributor
    FILMS BOUTIQUE,