BORIS WITHOUT BEATRICE

by Denis Côté

Somewhere in present-day Quebec, Boris Malinovsky has achieved all of his goals. Strong willed, independent and proud, he’s not without a certain arrogance with regards to his successes. His wife, Beatrice, a Minister of the Canadian Government, has recently been bedridden due to a mysterious depression. To soothe himself, Boris enjoys a love affair with his colleague Helga and grows closer to Klara,

the young housekeeper. A stranger’s sudden appearance forces Boris to confront the world and face up to his achievements and his certainties.

 

  • FILM INFO

    Year: 2016

    Country: Canada

    Runtime: 93 mins

    Color: Color

    Language: French

    Subtitles: English

     

    CREW

    Executive Producer

    Michel Merkt

    Producer

    Sylvain Corbeil, Nancy Grant

    Director

    Denis Côté

    Screenplay

    Denis Côté

    Director of Photography

    Jessica Lee Gagné

    Edited by:

    Nicolas Roy

    Sound Design

    Frédéric Cloutier

    Music :

    Ghislain Poirier

    Art Direction :

    Louisa Schabas

    Hair/Make-up:

    Audray Adam

    Costumes :

    Caroline Bodson

     

     

    CAST

    Boris Malinovsky :

    James Hyndman

    Beatrice Malinovsky :

    Simone-Elise Girard

    L’inconnu :

    Denis Lavant

    Klara :

    Isolda Dychauk

    Helga :

    Dounia Sichov

    Justine Malinovsky :

    Laetitia Isambert-Denis

    Prime Minister of Canada :

    Bruce Labruce

    Pauline Malinovsky :

    Louise Laprade

  • REVIEWS

    Comedy of social privilege that remains rather closer to the bourgeois melodrama it is sending off. The coldness of Cotê staging is both the film’s point and limit. Casting Denis Lavant as Boris' jury, judge and executioner is a plus as well.

    Letterboxd: Filipe Furtado

     

    Beautiful to look at, the film showcases Côté’s talents at building tone and theme through images and sounds. Not as relatable as his previous films, Boris sans Béatrice challenges rather than caters to audience preconceptions – for better and for worse.

    The Globe and Mail: Justine Smith

     

  • PRESS MATERIAL

  • AWARDS/FESTIVALS

     

    Berlin International Film Festival 2016

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