Screen/Society--NC Quebec Film Festival--"Vic + Flo Saw a Bear"
Vic + Flo Saw a Bear
(Denis Côté, 2013, 95 min, Canada, in French with English subtitles, Color, Blu-Ray)
-- Winner of the 2013 Silver Bear (Alfred Bauer Prize) at the 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 begins to feel under siege as Vic's probation officer keeps unexpectedly popping up and a strange woman in the neighborhood turns out to be an increasingly menacing shadow from Flo's past. With its collection of complex and eccentric characters, unexpected plot twists and unsettling humor, director Denis Côté (Curling, Bestiaire) has created an original film that is at once traumatizing, uplifting, and utterly breathless.
Cost: Free and Open to the Public
Sponsors: The Council for North American Studies and the Program in the Arts of the Moving Image (AMI).