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Film Info

Film Information

Exhibition Title Bestiaire
Original Title Bestiaire
English Title Bestiary
Director Denis Côté
Year 2012
Format DCP
Colour Color
Duration 72'
  • Guión / Scriptwriter: Denis Côté
  • Fotografía / Cinematography: Vincent Biron
  • Edición / Editing: Nicolas Roy
  • Producción / Producer: Sylvain Corbeil, Denis Côté
  • Compañía Productora / Production Company: Metafilms, Nihilproductions, Le Fresnoy
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It is hard to realize that you are watching a film by Denis Côté if you didn’t know that beforehand. The Canadian director has already made six feature films (all of them screened at Bafici) and he doesn’t show signs of being in any rush to define his style as an author. He questions contemporary cinema by searching, with an eye that gets calmly astonished in electric tension. Despair, loneliness, truncated love, oppression, and isolation were all themes in his movies. With different styles, Côté was apparently telling us that we are all alone. Bestiaire is a great animal movie in a year with many animal movies, in which the director searches for beauty and singularity in some of our contacts with them ––with both tenacity and sophisticated, meaningful, and pleasing shots. Bestiaire is Côté’s grand entrance into the animal kingdom: drawings, taxidermy, basically a tour through a zoo. Form and movement, small stories: the animals in Bestiaire are thought by a camera that firmly believes that observing can both amuse us and reveal the extraordinary.


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