Répertoire des villes disparues
Director: Denis Côté
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?
Spiked with tragic humour and straddling the line between social realism and the supernatural, this film is based on Laurence Olivier’s novel of the same title. A story about the Other and the fear it inspires.
Curator's point of view: Denis Cote is one of the most prominent and original representatives of Quebec cinema – he is a virtuoso of speaking about social problems in a purely artistic language.