VIENNA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

ÉTATS NORDIQUES

V' 05

LES ÉTATS NORDIQUES

DRIFTING STATES

Denis Cote
CAN, 2005
Fiction, 94min, OmeU

LES ÉTATS NORDIQUES

Denis Cote
CAN, 2005
Fiction, 94min, OmeU

Cast: 
Christian LeBlanc und die Einwohner von Radisson
Screenplay: 
Denis Côté
Christian LeBlanc
Sound: 
Thierry Collins
Camera: 
Denis Laplante
Editor: 
Rafaël Ouellet
Composer: 
Bohren
Der Club of Gore - Isis

Production: 
nihilproductions 3620 Lorne-Crescent 211, H2X 2B1 Montreal, Kanada T 514 835 7056 erratum3@videotron.ca
World Sales: 
nihilproductions 3620 Lorne-Crescent 211, H2X 2B1 Montreal, Kanada T 514 835 7056 erratum3@videotron.ca
Format: 
Video (Betacam SP)
Color

PROPOSITIONS – Twelve Selected Films

Les États nordiques is the hypnotizing, often cryptic and elliptical debut feature of Denis Côté, set in the Québec north. Devised in collaboration with actor Christian LeBlanc, Les États nordiques follows a Montreal man who, in the films virtually dialogue-free opening half hour, mercifully terminates the life of his terminally ill mother. He then takes a car far north to Radisson (a title tells us this is the only non-native settlement north of the 53rd parallel), home largely to Hydro-Québec workers maintaining James Bay. There, he quietly assumes a new life. But thats really the tip of the iceberg of this sometimes-frosty film, a movie that mixes documentary and fiction in a pleasing way and possesses a terrific visual beauty. Côté has proved himself to be a confident and talented director and a challenging new voice in Québec film.
(Mark Slutsky)