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Vic + Flo ont vu un ours (2013)

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Winner 2013 Silver Bear (Alfred Bauer Prize) Berlin International Film Festival. Vic + Flo Saw a Bear is a darkly mysterious tale of two lesbian ex-cons, Victoria and Florence, trying to ... See full summary »


Denis Côté


Denis Côté (screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Pierrette Robitaille ... Victoria Champagne
Romane Bohringer ... Florence Richemont
Marc-André Grondin ... Guillaume Perreira-Leduc
Marie Brassard ... Marina St-Jean / Jackie
Georges Molnar Georges Molnar ... Émile Champagne
Olivier Aubin Olivier Aubin ... Nicolas Smith
Pier-Luc Funk ... Charlot Smith
Guy Thauvette ... Yvon Champagne
Ramon Cespedes Ramon Cespedes ... Jackie's Assistant
Dany Boudreault Dany Boudreault ... Go-Kart Driver
Johanne Haberlin Johanne Haberlin ... Barkeeper
Ted Pluviose ... Lover
Raoul Fortier-Mercier Raoul Fortier-Mercier ... Cadet
Inka Malovic ... La Policière
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gabriel Dagenais Gabriel Dagenais


Winner 2013 Silver Bear (Alfred Bauer Prize) Berlin International Film Festival. Vic + Flo Saw a Bear is a darkly mysterious tale of two lesbian ex-cons, Victoria and Florence, trying to make a new life in the backwoods of Quebec. Seeking peace and quiet, the couple slowly begin to feel under siege as Vic's probation office keeps unexpectedly popping up and a strange woman in the neighborhood soon turns out to be an increasingly menacing shadow from Flo's past. With it's collection of complex and eccentric characters, unexpected plot twists and unsettling humor, director Denis Cote (Curling, Bestiaire) has created an original film that is as once traumatizing, uplifting, and utterly breathless. Written by Anonymous

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Crime | Drama | Thriller


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4 September 2013 (France) See more »

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Dolby Digital



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1.85 : 1
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(Nov 2017) : Denis Côté's screenplay translated and directed by Michael MacKenzie into a play titled Vic and Flo Saw a Bear at small venue, Centaur Theatre, Montréal with Julie Tamiko Manning as Vic, Natalie Liconti as Flo, Alexandre Lavigne as Daniel and Leslie Baker as Jackie. See more »


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"Remarkably captivating mystery..."
29 April 2013 | by SindreKaspersenSee all my reviews

Canadian screenwriter, producer and director Denis Côté's fifth feature film which he wrote, premiered in Canada, was screened In competition at the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival in 2013, was shot on location in Canada and is a Canadian production which was produced by producers Sylvain Corbeil and Stéphanie Morissette. It tells the story about a middle-aged woman named Victoria Champagne who after having moved in with her infirm uncle named Émile who lives in a house in a forest and began tending his garden meets a probation officer named Guillaume who has a lot of questions about her reasons for being there and is visited by a woman named Florence Richemont.

Distinctly and brilliantly directed by Canadian filmmaker Denis Côté, this rhythmic fictional tale which is narrated from multiple viewpoints, draws a reflective portrayal of a woman's relationship with her past, society, other people and a younger woman. While notable for its naturalistic and atmospheric milieu depictions, sterling and low-keyed art direction by art director Colombe Raby, distinct cinematography by cinematographer Ian Lagarde and use of colors, this narrative-driven story about the prospects of two women with unknown backgrounds which is an exemplary piece of artistic cinema depicts two enigmatic and interrelated studies of character and contains a prominent instrumental score by composer Melissa Lavergne.

This psychological, surreal and cinematographic indie which is set during an autumn in Canada in the 21st century, is impelled and reinforced by its brilliant narrative structure, subtle character development and continuity, sparse dialog, rare humor, interrelated realities, esoteric characters, efficient use of sound, aura of mystic and the understated and fine acting performances by Québécois actress Pierette Robitaille, French actress Romane Bohringer, Canadian actor Marc-Andre Grondin and Quebec actress Maria Brassard. A quiet and uncanny love-story and a remarkably captivating mystery which gained the Alfred Bauer Prize at the 63rd Berlin Film Festival in 2013.

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