Denis Côté

Canada 93 min min Fiction


Somewhere in present-day Quebec, Boris Malinovsky has achieved all his goals. Strong willed, independent and proud, he’s not without a certain arrogance with regards to his successes. His wife, Beatrice, a Minister of the Canadian Government, has recently been bedridden due to a mysterious depression. To soothe himself, Boris enjoys a love affair with his colleague Helga and grows closer to Klara, the young housekeeper. A stranger’s sudden appearance forces Boris to confront the world and face up to his achievements and his certainties. *Spanish première

Festivals and Awards


Denis Côté

(Canada, 1973) He is one of the most interesting Canadian directors of his generation. His work has been screened in different festivals around the world. Ta peu si lisse was nominated several times in international film festivals such as AFI Fest, Locarno and Vancouver.

Filmography: Ta peau si lisse (2017), Boris sin Béatrice (2016, D'A 2017), Que ta joie demeure (2014, D’A 2014), Vic + Flo ont vu un ours (2013, D’A 2014), Bestiaire (2012, D’A 2014), Curling (2010, D’A 2014), Carcasses (2009, D’A 2014), Elle veut le chaos (2008, D’A 2014), Nos vies privées (2007, D’A 2014), Les états nordiques (2005, D’A 2014)

Denis Côté

Film information

Original Title: Boris without Béatrice
Director: Denis Côté
Script: Denis Côté
Contact: Paco Poch
With: James Hyndman, Simone-Elise Girard, Denis Lavant, Isolda Dychauk, Dounia Sichov, Laetitia Isambert-Denis, Bruce Labruce
Country: Canada
Year: 2016
Format: DCP
Length: 93 min min
Language: French, English
Subtitles: Spanish, Catalan, English
Edition: 2017