Vic+Flo saw a bear

Denis Côté —2013

Fiction / 95 min / 35mm / 1.85:1 / colour

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Victoria just got out on parole, tasting freedom for the first time in years. Florence has done her time, and reconnects with her lover from prison. They hole up in a sugar shack out in the woods, relearning life on the outside. Guillaume is Vic’s parole officer. As he watches over the women’s reintegration, their different ambitions and personalities pull them farther and farther apart. When the past catches up with them, their freedom is profoundly jeopardized.

Victoria : Pierrette Robitaille
Florence : Romane Bohringer
Guillaume : Marc-André Grondin
Jackie/Marina St-Jean : Marie Brassard
Émile Champagne : Georges Molnar
Nicolas Smith : Olivier Aubin
Charlot Smith : Pier-Luc Funk
Yvon Champagne : Guy Thauvette
Jackie's assistant : Ramon Cespedes
Go-Kart driver : Dany Boudreault
Bar owner : Johanne Haberlin
The lover : Ted Pluviose
The cadet : Raoul Fortier-Mercier

Written and directed by : Denis Côté
Producer : Sylvain Corbeil, Stéphanie Morissette
Coproduction : La maison de prod
Associate producer : Nancy Grant
Cinematography : Ian Lagarde
Art direction : Colombe Raby
Costume design : Patricia McNeil
Makeup department : Maïna Militza
Editing : Nicolas Roy
Sound designer: Frédéric Cloutier
Original score : Mélissa Lavergne

Silver Bear - Alfred Bauer Award, 63th Berlinale, Berlin, Germany, 2013

63e Berlinale, Berlin, Allemagne, 2013
12th Istanbul International Independent Film Festival, Turquie, 2013
3e FICUNAM - UNAM International Film Festival, Mexico, Mexique, 2013
17th Sofia International Film Festival, Bulgarie, 2013
15th Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival (BAFICI), Argentine, 2013
5th CPH:PIX, Copenhague, Danemark, 2013
9th Kosmorama Trondheim International Film Festival, Norvège, 2013
15th International Eskisehir Film Festival, Turquie, 2013
12th Transilvania International Film Festival, Roumanie, 2013
60th Sydney Film Festival, Sydney, Australie, 2013
Rétrospective au Deutsche Kinemathek, 2013
23th Freiburger Lesbenfilmtage, Allemagne, 2013
21th ArtFilmFest, Banska Bystrica, Slovaquie, 2013
48th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, République Tchèque, 2013
11e Festival Paris Cinéma, Paris, France, 2013
41e Festival International du film de la Rochelle, France, 2013
29th Jerusalem International Film Festival, Israël, 2013
13th T-Mobile New Horizons International Film Festival, Wroclaw, Pologne, 2013
34th Durban International Film Festival, Afrique du Sud, 2013
62th Melbourne International Film Festival, Australie, 2013
10th GAZE Dublin International Film Festival, Ireland, 2013
10th Pluk de Nacht, Open air Film Festival, Amsterdam, Pays-Bas, 2013
10th Vladivostok International Film Festival, Russie, 2013
23th Skeive Filmer Oslo Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, Norvège, 2013
7th Kaunas International Film Festival, Lithuanie, 2013
37th Mostra Sao Paulo International Film Festival, Brésil, 2013
15th Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival, Brésil, 2013
14th Calgary International Film Festival, Canada, 2013
31th Vancouver International Film Festival, Canada, 2013
18th Busan International Film Festival, Corée, 2013
57th BFI London Film Festival, Angleterre, 2013
46th SITGES Festival International de Cinema Fantàstic de Catalunya, Barcelone, Espagne, 2013
43th Molodist Kyiv International Film Festival, Ukraine, 2013
51th Festival International du Film de Vienne (Viennale), Vienne, Autriche, 2013
15th Mumbai Film Festival, Inde, 2013
27th Mix Copenhagen LGBT Film Festival, Danemark, 2013
54th Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Grèce, 2013
24rd Stockholm International Film Festival, Suède, 2013
30th Festival International du Film Francophone de Tübingen, Allemagne, 2013
51th Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival, Taiwan, 2013
24th Ljubljana International Film Festival, Slovenia, 2013
11th Pink Screens, Bruxelles, Belgique, 2013
13th South Taiwan Film Festival, Tainan, Taiwan, 2013

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Credits photo : Yannick Grandmont