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795 Ratings


Directed by Denis Côté
Canada, 2010


On the fringe of society in a remote part of the French-Canadian countryside, the fragile relationship and unusual private life of a father and daughter is jeopardized by dreary, unforeseen circumstances.

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Curling Directed by Denis Côté

Critics reviews

Unlike Lanthimos’s reduction of disconcerting human activity to cynical allegory, Côté is genuinely committed to plumbing the depths of these actions, even as he modestly acknowledges the limits of understanding that inevitably crop up when we set about to honestly explore what it means to be human.
March 24, 2011
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The central relationship with personal insights and rhythms that prove invaluable. With little help from the soundtrack… they build an unsettling but sincere emotional core to Côté’s unique aesthetic landscape. We come to understand and perhaps even empathize with Jean-Francois and Julyvonne, at least enough to sense how emotionally meaningful a father-daughter trip to a public snow-tubing hill can be.
March 22, 2011
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Haunting, humane, a bit mysterious, and often very funny, Curling succeeds as a story of two characters whose escape routes from despair are as idiosyncratic as they are.
September 01, 2010
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