Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival presents:
Ghost Town Anthology
(Répertoire des villes disparues)
Thu, Jun 13 at 9pm
Ghost Town Anthology dir. Denis Côté
French with English subtitles
Canada ⎮ 2019 ⎮ 97 mins ⎮ Drama/Spooky
Director Denis Côté will be present at HIFF for a Q&A following the screening.
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?
Denis Côté (1973 – New Brunswick) produced and directed 15 independent short films while working as a journalist and film critic from 1995 until 2005. His first feature film Les états nordiques (2005) was awarded the video Golden Leopard in Locarno International Film Festival. Since, Denis Côté’s award-winning work has been travelling extensively on the film festival circuit. Vic+Flo Saw A Bear won the Silver Bear Alfred Bauer Preis at Berlinale in 2013. 2005 Les états nordiques (Drifting States) 2007 Nos vies privées (Our Private Lives) 2008 Elle veut le chaos (All that She Wants) 2009 Carcasses 2010 The Enemy Lines (Jeonju Digital Project) 2010 Curling 2012 Bestiaire 2013 Vic+Flo ont vu un ours (Vic+Flo Saw A Bear) 2014 Que ta joie demeure (Joy of Man’s Desiring) 2015 Excursoes (Excursions) short 2015 Que nous nous assoupissions (May We Sleep Soundly) short 2016 Boris sans Béatrice (Boris without Beatrice) 2017 Ta peau si lisse (A Skin So Soft) 2019 Répertoire des villes disparues (Ghost Town Anthology).
Now in its 13th year, HIFF provides a unique venue for filmmakers and media artists to share their work in a forum dedicated to the celebration of independent cinema. Since its inception, HIFF has showcased the Atlantic region's most innovative works alongside the films of acclaimed visiting artists. As a filmmaker's festival, HIFF brings the directors of the works we show to Halifax in order to create opportunities for them to connect directly with audiences and local artists through hosted Q+A's, artist talks and workshops. HIFF also presents a number of professional development initiatives, designed to assist local filmmakers with improving their skills and getting their films programmed at festivals around the world.