Quebecois Drama ‘Curling’ Opening for 6 Day Run at SFFS | NP Cinema
at SFFS | NP Cinema
Strange Events Disrupt and Transform the Relationship of an Overprotective Father and His Socially Isolated Daughter
‘Curling’ (Canada 2010), a father-daughter drama directed by Denis Côté opens November 18 at the San Francisco Film Society’s new theatrical home, San Francisco Film Society | New People Cinema (1746 Post Street).
“We’re lucky to live quietly in our house … outside it’s no good,” says Jean-François to his daughter Julyvonne in their rural Quebec house. He’s short-tempered and overprotective while she verges on simple-mindedness due to her isolation and lack of proper schooling. As community members and friends begin to ask questions about the girl, other mysterious events surround them—corpses in the snow, a missing boy and an encounter with a tiger. Combining creepy atmosphere and stark landscapes with moments of odd humor and tenderness, ‘Curling’ shows the dangers of overly hermetic lives and gently proposes a way out for its compelling protagonists. Written by Denis Côté. Photographed by Josée Deshaies. With Emmanuel Bilodeu, Philomène Bilodeu, Roc Lafortune, Sophie Desmarais. 96 min. In French with subtitles. Distributed by New Yorker Films.
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