In Irénée-les-Neiges, a small, isolated town with a population of 215, Simon Dubé dies in a car accident. The stunned townspeople are reluctant to discuss the circumstances of the tragedy. From that point on, for the Dubé family as well as for Mayor Smallwood and a handful of others, time seems to lose all meaning, and the days stretch on without end. Something descends slowly upon the area. In this period of mourning and in this fog, strangers start to appear. Who are they? What is happening?
CAST & CREW
Director of Photography
Yann Cleary, Frédéric Cloutier
Robert Naylor, Josée Deschênes, Diane Lavallée,Larissa Corriveau
Denis Côté born in New Brunswick, Canada, has gained a solid reputation as an independent filmmaker on both the local and international scenes since 2005. After directing many short films and working a few years as a journalist and film critic (1995-2005), he makes his feature film debut with Drifting States. Winner at the Locarno FF and elsewhere, he follows up with Our Private Lives (2007) that also tours the international festival circuit. In 2008, All that She Wants wins the Directing Prize at Locarno. In 2010, Curling wins the Best Director and Best Actor Awards at Locarno. In 2012, Denis Côté offers a film-essay entitled Bestiaire, that receives unexpected praise (over a 100 international festivals) and is theatrically released in France, the US and Germany. Since 2009, Denis Côté’s work has been the subject of some twenty retrospectives around the world.
Les états Nordiques/Drifting States (2005), Our Private Lives (2007), Elle veut le caos/All that She Wants (2008), Carcasses (2009, doc.), Les lignes ennemies (2010, short), Curling (2010), Sans titre (2011, short), Bestiaire (2012, doc.), Vic + Flo Saw a Bear (2013), Que ta joie demeure/Joy of Man's Desiring (2014, doc.), Here in Lisbon (segment Excursões, 2015), May We Sleep Soundly (2015, short), Boris without Béatrice (2016), A Skin So Soft (2017, doc.), Ghost Town Anthology (2019).