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Top 100 Most Anticipated Films of 2013: #97. Denis Coté’s Vic & Flo ont vu un ours

Vic & Flo ont vu un ours

Director/Writer: Denis Côté
Producer(s): Metafilms’ Sylvain Corbeil, Stéphanie Morissette (Camion)
U.S. Distributor: Rights Available
Cast: Marc-André Grondin, Romane Bohringer, Marie Brassard, Pierrette Robitaille

Ever since his docu-like essay in 2005’s Les états nordiques, Denis Côté has treated us to a body of minimalist work that defies classification with his last item Bestiaire (Sundance, TIFF) best exemplifying his preference for unique observational points and for fringe characters (this case it’s animals, but his other films are populated with the exotic of the human kind). While his 7th film is looking to be his most accessible yet (in the realms of Curling), which comparatively means its still counter-flow to the norm, this will surely have dna from his previous films (offbeat characters enclosed in natural spaces).

Gist: This is the portrait of two recently released prisoners (Pierrette Robitaille and Romane Bohringer) who learn to live in a sugar shack deep in the forest.

Release Date: It’ll be a signature year for Quebecois helmers – Villeneuve and Vallee, Denys Arcand and Xavier Dolan are prepping their next items for Cannes and perhaps Côté, who was on the Croisette for Carcasses might make another visit especially with the lead cast. The more likelier outcome is a Locarno and then TIFF showing. Just announced: Berlin Film Festival Competition.


Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member 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 served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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