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Denis Côté is a Québécois filmmaker whose films focus on outsider figures and communities, the violence that can exist between the two and the blending of genres and styles. He has won the Best Director prize twice at Locarno (Elle veut le chaos and Curling), while his latest film, Vic + Flo Saw a Bear, won the Alfred Bauer Award at Berlin.
Denis visited Toronto to introduce the theatrical run of Vic + Flo and we were ecstatic to finally have the chance to chat. We met at Little Nicky’s to discuss his new film, motifs in his work and the dilemmas of expanding budgets.
Special thanks to our friends for help in releasing Issue #18: Denis Côté, Destin Cretton, Koreeda Hirokazu, Bill Ross, Turner Ross, Alex Ross, Kyle Rouse, Jeff Wright, Joanne Smale, Bonne Smith, Jasmine Pauk, Meghan Parnell, Charlotte Cook, Niki Tsourounakis, Frank Bonise, Suzan Ayscough, Liam Crockard, Julian Higuerey Nunez, Vincent Van Cooten, Jason Charters, Liam Romalis, William F. White, Signs of Toronto and Williams Design.