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Denis Côté

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B: November 16, 1973 in Perth-Andover, New Brunswick

Denis Côté is a Montreal-based producer, director, screenwriter and critic who has been a vital part of Québec’s independent, low-budget film scene, both as director and collaborator on a series of distinct and original shorts. His first feature-length film was the 2005 release, Les États nordiques, which told the story of a man who escapes to a small Arctic community after euthanizing his aged mother. He is pictured above in a publicity still for his 2009 film, Carcasses. His 2013 drama, Vic + Flo ont vu un ours (Vic + Flo Saw a Bear) had its world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival and won the prestigious Golden Bear, Alfred Bauer Prize for innovation. The award, in memory of the festival founder, was presented by jury president and acclaimed director, Wong Kar Wai, who said the film opened “new perspectives.” Denis Côté is renowned for his work and as of March 2021 he has already had 20 retrospectives devoted to his work around the world.

Features & TV Movies:
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Des tortues dans la pluie (1997)
Mieux (1998)
Old Fashioned Waltz (1999)

Seconde valse (2000)
KosovoLove (2000)
Les petits Cagney (2001)
Rejoue-moi ce vieux mélodrame (2001)
L’hypoténuse (2002)
Mécanique de l’assassin (2002)
La sphatte (2003)
Les jouets (2005)
Tennessee (2005)
Les états nordiques (2005)
Nos vies privées (2007)
Maité (2007)
Elle veut le chaos (2008)
Carcasses (2009)

Curling (2010)
Bestiaire (2012)
Vic + Flo ont vu un ours (2013)
Ghost Town Anthology (2018)
Wilcox (2019)

Cnfnmnt e/scp(i)sm (2020, short)
Hygiène sociale (aka Social Hygiene, 2021)

Credits as a Screenwriter:
Les états nordiques (2005)
Nos vies privées (2007)
Elle veut le chaos (2008)
Carcasses (2009)

Ghost Town Anthology (2018)
Wilcox (2019)

Hygiène sociale (aka Social Hygiene, 2021)

Ghost Town Anthology, poster, French,

Social Hygiene, movie, poster,