Canadian talent is shining bright this summer on the international festival circuit, and Quebec filmmaker Denis Côté is no stranger to festival success abroad.
Following the Berlinale world premiere of his film Ghost Town Anthology (Répertoire des villes disparues) earlier this year, Wilcox, the New Brunswick-born director’s new 66-minute indie film, is confirmed to premiere at the 72nd edition of upcoming Locarno Film Festival (in Switzerland August 7 to 17, 2019)!
Slated to show in the festival’s Fuori concorso section, Wilcox (which is Côté’s twelfth feature) is described on its website as a story about someone “who exists outside the norm” and roams around seeking freedom in the autumn landscapes of Quebec. The movie has no dialogue.
Cinephiles may already know this won’t be Côté’s first time as a Locarno contender, his films have been there several times and often came home winners. In previous years, he snagged the festival’s best directing honours not once, but twice: In 2010 for the acclaimed Curling and in 2008 for All That She Wants (Elle veut le chaos). Looking back to 2005, his very first feature Drifting States (Les états nordiques) was a Locarno winner, too.