The life of wealthy businessman Boris takes a turn when his wife Beatrice, a high-profile politician, falls into a deep depression. After a mysterious stranger accuses him of being responsible for her condition, he re-evaluates his life choices and tries to become a better husband, father and son.
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If it doesn’t cohere as neatly as Curling and Vic + Flo Saw a Bear, Côté’s eye for an inventive composition remains finely tuned, and Hyndman, who recalls Mark Strong by way of Tom Noonan, is a compelling presence.
Beautiful to look at, the film showcases Côté’s talents at building tone and theme through images and sounds. Not as relatable as his previous films, Boris sans Béatrice challenges rather than caters to audience preconceptions – for better and for worse.