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Denis Coté – Ghost Town Anthology #Berlinale2019

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A ghost town as a metaphor for a little ordinary xenofobia.

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PODCAST| Chiara Nicoletti interviews Denis Coté, director of the film Ghost Town Anthology.

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Denis Coté’s new film, Ghost Town Anthology, is again unpredictable yet effective in accomplishing two tasks at the same time: creating a suggestive film where a mix of genres will allow the audience to give their own meaning to the film; portraying Canadians’ fear of losing their sense of comfort when the rise of populism in the media is scaring every person’s conscience. In competition at the 69th Berlinale, Ghost Town Anthology is again the proof of Cotè’s ability of surprising his audience over and over again.

Ghost Town Anthology: In Ireeneee-les-Neiges, a small, isolated town with a population of 215, Simon Dube dies in a car accident. The stunned townspeople are reluctant to discuss the circumstances of the tragedy. From that point on, for the Dubee 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?

  • Reporter
    Chiara Nicoletti
  • Guest
    Denis Coté
  • Interviewee role
    Director
  • Film title
    Ghost Town Anthology
  • Festival section
    Competition
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