THAT KIND OF SUMMER
Invited to a rest home to explore their sexual issues, three women spend their days and nights trying to tame their inner demons. Under the detached supervision of a German therapist and a considerate social worker, the group attempts to maintain a delicate balance. For the young Geisha, somber Léonie and unpredictable Eugénie, it’s a chance to get away from the noise, to engage with the present, and think about the future.
Unlike any other proponent of contemporary cinema, Denis Côté succeeds in creating dynamic cinematic spaces in which experiences (psychological, physical, intellectual) may be seen as a game and, precisely because of this, can be used to pursue reality. Norms are deconstructed, the present becomes tangible and the future conceivable. Cinema is – vibration.
Denis Côté was born in New Brunswick in 1973. In 2005 he completed his first feature-length film, Drifting States, which won the Golden Leopard Award at Locarno Film Festival, where he will also be rewarded for Curling in 2010. With Carcasses, presented at the 2009 Cannes Directors’ Fortnight, Vic + Flo Saw A Bear and Social Hygiene, both rewarded at the Berlinale in 2013 and 2021. He stands up as one of the most prominent filmmakers within Quebec contemporary cinema, exploring his preferred themes, solitude, intimate fears and alienation.
FESTIVALS AND AWARDS
Berlin International Film Festival 2022
THAT KIND OF SUMMER (FIC.)
Director: Denis Côté
Cast: Larissa Corriveau, William Desjardins, Karl-Patrice Dupuis
PROGRAMME: BORDER FREE ZONE