Friday, February 7, 2014
Vic + Flo Saw a Bear (2013) A Film by Denis Côté
Despite calculated leaps in genre and tone, Canadian director Denis Côté's return to fiction is a frustratingly sluggish and opaque affair that ultimately uses its elliptical plotting and contemplative images in the service of a pretty generic revenge yarn. There seems to be political commentary buried within, but either I'm not sufficiently tapped in to the contemporary Canadian state of mind or Côté's filmmaking is just a bit too self-consciously impenetrable. Though the former assertion is probably true, that didn't stop me from arguing the latter here.