Canadian director Denis Côté talks about his latest film Curling. The film will close the Festival du nouveau cinéma (FNC) on October 23 and will be in theatres on November 12.
During the winter in a remote area of Quebec, we follow Jean-François Sauvageau (Emmanuel Bilodeau) and his 12-year-old daughter Julyvonne (Philomène Bilodeau) who both live in a country house on the edge of a highway. Jean-François is a maintenance clerk at a bowling club and a motel. He's overprotective to the point that he doesn't want his daughter to get out. Moreover, Julyvonne doesn't go to school.
Since he takes Julyvonne out once in a while, she begs him more and more to let go out. According to Julyvonne, this will allow her to play with kids of her age. When Jean-François isn't at home, Julyvonne decides to go out in the forest near her house. Moreover, Isabelle (Sophie Desmarais), Jean-François's new colleague in the bowling club, would like to play with Julyvonne more often.
The film also stars Muriel Dutil, Johanne Haberlin, Roc LaFortune, Anie-Pascale Robitaille and Yves Trudel.