Joy of Man's Desiring

Denis Côté —2013

Essai / 70 min / 2K / 1.85:1 / colour

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A free-form exploration of the energies and rituals found in a variety of workplaces. One worker to another, one machine to the next; hands, faces, breaks, toil: what kind of dialogue, however absurd and abstract, can be teased out of the relationship between people and their need to work? What is the value of the countless multiplied and repeated instants in which we take actions that should, logically, lead to a respite whose quality is impossible to quantify?

Guillaume Tremblay
Émilie Sigouin
Hamidou Savadogo
Ted Pluviose
Cassandre Émanuel
Olivier Aubin

Written and directed by: Denis Côté
Producers: Denis Côté, Sylvain Corbeil et Nancy Grant
Director of photography: Jessica Lee Gagné
Editing: Nicolas Roy
Sound: Frédéric Cloutier

17th RiverRun Festival, Winston Salem, États-Unis, 2015
20th Victoria International Film Festival, Victoria, Canada, 2015
37th Göteborg International Film Festival, Göteborg, Suède, 2015
8th Cinema Verite International Documentary Film Festival, Teheran, Iran, 2014
20th Auteur Festival, Belgrade, Serbie, 2014
37th Starz Denver International Film Festival, Denver, États-Unis
10th Pravo Ljudski Film Festival, Sarajevo, Bosnie, 2014
12th CHP DOX International Film Festival, Copenhague, Danemark, 2014
36th Cairo International Film Festival, Caire, Egypte, 2014
20e Festival Tous écrans, Genève, Suisse, 2014
31e Festival du film francophone de Tubingen, Tubingen, Allemagne, 2014
50th Chicago International Film Festival, Chicago, États-Unis, 2014
44th Molodist International Film Festival, Kiev, Ukraine, 2014
54e Viennale, Vienne, Autriche, 2014
29e Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur, Namur, Belgique, 2014
2e Festival du film canadien de Dieppe, Dieppe, France, 2014
20th Athens International Film Festival, Athène, Grèce, 2014
12th Vladivostok International Film Festival, Vladivostok, Russie, 2014
8th Kaunas International Film Festival, Lithuanie, 2014
34th Cmbridge Film Festival, UK, 2014
62nd Melbourne International Film Festival, Australie, 2014
13th New Horizons Film Festival, Wroclaw, Pologne, 2014
49th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, République Tchèque, 2014
42e Festival International du Film de la Rochelle, France, 2014
19th Los Angeles Independent Film Festival, États-Unis, 2014
16th Taipei Film Festival, Taiwan, 2014
68th Edinburhg International Film Festival, Edinburgh, UK, 2014
61th Sydney Film Festival, Sydney, Australie, 2014
13th transilvania International Film Festival, Cluj-Napoca, Roumanie, 2014
67e Marché du film, Cannes, France, 2014
15th Jeonju International Film Festival, Corée, 2014
11th IndieLisboa - Festinval Internacional de Cinema Independente, Lisbonne, Portugal, 2014
3rd Barcelona International Auteur Film Festival, Barcelona, Espagne, 2014
21th Hot Docs - Canadian International Documentary Festival, Toronto, Canada,2014
16th BAFICI - Buenos Aires Festival International de Cine Indepiente, Buenos Aires, Argentine,2014
11th Documentar Filmwoche, Hamburg, Allemagne, 2014
19th It's All True - International Documentary Film Festival, Brésil, 2014
36e Cinéma du Réel, Paris, 2014
30th Guadalajara International Film Festival, Mexico, Mexique2014
Tournée Ficunam, 5 villes, 2014
4th FICUNAM - Festival Internacional de Cine UNAM, Mexico, Mexique2014
32e Rendez-vous du Cinéma Québécois, Montréal, Québec, 2014
13th !f Istanbul International Independant Film Festival, Istanbul, Turquie, 2014
64e Berlinale, Berlin, Allemagne, 2014

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