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Top 100 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2016: #46. Denis Côté’s Boris Sans Beatrice

Boris Sans Beatrice

Director: Denis Côté
Writer: Denis Côté

French Canadian auteur Denis Côté fluctuates steadily between feature films and documentary, tending to win critical acclaim in either category. After winning Best Director at Locarno in 2008 for All That She Wants and again in 2011 for Curling he went to Sundance with the 2012 documentary Bestiaire and then scooped up the Alfred Bauer Award in Berlin for Vic+Flo Saw a Bear (2013). His latest, Boris Sans Beatrice concerns businessman Boris Malinovsky, who falls into a spiritual and moral funk when visited by a mysterious stranger (the enigmatic Denis Lavant).

Cast: James Hyndman, Denis Lavant, Simone-Elise Girard

Production Co./Producers: Metafilms’ Sylvain Corbeil & Nancy Grant (Mommy)

U.S. Distributor: Rights Available. TBD (domestic). Films Boutique (international).

Release Date: Cote will be competing in competition at the 2016 Berlin Film Festival.

Los Angeles based Nicholas Bell is's Chief Film Critic and covers film festivals such as Sundance, Berlin, Cannes and TIFF. He is part of the critic groups on Rotten Tomatoes, The Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS) and GALECA. His top 3 for 2021: France (Bruno Dumont), Passing (Rebecca Hall) and Nightmare Alley (Guillermo Del Toro). He was a jury member at the 2019 Cleveland International Film Festival.

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