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Top 100 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2022: #65. Denis Côté’s Un été comme ça

Top 100 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2022: #65. Denis Côté’s Un été comme ça

Un été comme ça

Easily Canada’s most prolific filmmaker, without exaggeration, Denis Côté has been on a film per year pace for the past dozen years now and what’s even more remarkable is that he rarely visits the same mental or physical space twice. Shot around the month of July, Un été comme ça sends Ghost Town Anthology thesp Larissa Corriveau, Laure Giappiconi, Aude Mathieu, Samir Guesmi and Anne Ratte Polle to a different kind of day camp – one that Lars von Trier quasi investigated with the Nymphomaniac pair? Clocking over the two hour mark, this was shot in the North of Montreal and produced by Audrey-Ann Dupuis-Pierre and Sylvain Corbeil (who had produced Côté’s Boris Without Béatrice).

Gist: In a countryside house where they are meant to explore the troubles in their sexuality, three women spend days and nights apprehending their inner demons. A serene German therapist and a kind-hearted social worker supervise them, help them and try to maintain the fragile balance of the group. During 26 days, in the midst of summer, Geisha, Léonie and Eugénie will have to refrain from breaking down, tame the whispers from present times and consider the future.

Release Date/Prediction: This will land in competition at a major film festival but we’re thinking the Directors’ Fortnight might re-invite the filmmaker.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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