[Review] "Curling" (2010) by Denis Côté or the pleasure of anguish 1 image

[Review] “Curling” (2010) by Denis Côté or the pleasure of anguish

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Like a free tiger running around your cage, Curling (2010) describes quietly a few weeks of the boring life of a father and his daughter at the far end of Canada. Film review by Bulles de Culture.


In a harsh and wintery nature, on the edge of the world, Curling is interested in the intimacy of a father and his lonely 12-year-old daughter. Between ordinary jobs, Jean-François Sauvageau (Emmanuel Bilodeau) spares an awkward time with Julyvonne (Philomène Bilodeau). The fragile balance of their relationship will be jeopardized by mysterious events…

Curling : a film that remains engraved in us

Beautiful light, shot to the nearest millimetre, a perfect play, the sure pace, the off-screen of the off-screen, everything in Curling movie is there to show brilliantly the fringe, the boredom, the psychological and social misery, so the suffering life of a serial killer. Like Martha by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom by Pier Paolo Pasolini or Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer by John Naugnthon, Curling is one of those films that remains engraved in us, that we love, but we can not recommend to anyone for fear that your sister-in-law or your dentist did not understand!

To learn more:

  • French release : 26/10/2011
  • French film distributor : Capricci Films

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