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Répertoire des villes disparues

Denis Côté

Bone-Chilling Ghost Story

Canada, 2019, 97'

fr sub en, 14a

7.7, Arcades, 17:15

10.7, Arcades, 19:45

The movie

When a young man dies in a road accident, the inhabitants of isolated village Irénée-les-Neiges are shell-shocked. But an even bigger tragedy is about to befall them…

Day to day life in Irénée-les-Neiges, an isolated village of 215 inhabitants in Québec, changes forever when the young Simon Dubé dies in a car accident. His family and friends try to come to terms with his death, but no matter how much time passes, they remain inconsolable. A winter of extreme conditions settles on the agonizing community, and strange figures are seen walking in the fog on the edge of the village. A new tragedy awaits…

Shown at the last Berlinale, Ghost Town Anthologyimmerses its audience in the life of an inward-looking rural community. By making the tropes of genre films his own, Denis Côté questions our relationship with others and makes us face our demons. The unfolding tragedy slowly traps the viewer until they are completely submerged in the ice-cold landscapes of Canadian hinterland – beautifully shot on 16mm film.


Born in Canada in 1973, Denis Côté started off as a journalist and movie reviewer. He made numerous short films during the 1990s. Drifting States, his first feature film, won a Léopard d’or at the 2005 Locarno Festival. Working both in fictions and documentaries, Denis Côté won several awards at various festivals, including the Silver Bear at the 2013 Berlinale for Vic and Flo Saw a BearGhost Town Anthologyis his 11th feature film.

World Sales :

Films Boutique

writers :

Laurence Olivier

producers :

Ziad Touma

cast :

Robert Naylor, Josée Deschênes, Jean-Michel Anctil, Larissa Corriveau, Diane Lavallée, Rémi Goulet, Jocelyne Zucco, Normand Carrière, Hubert Proulx, Rachel Graton

Crew :
  • Cinematographer : François Messier-Rheault
  • Editor : Nicolas Roy