Directors’ Showcase / UK premiere

All That She Wants (Elle veut le chaos)

  • Denis Côté /
  • Canada /
  • 2008 /
  • 105 mins

Eve Duranceau, Normand Lévesque, Laurent Lucas, nicolas Canuel, Réjean Lefrançois, Olivier Aubin, Lesya Samar / Fiction / French

Québécois rustic life as a dead end of petty crime, and a hymn to Bela Tarr and Diane Arbus.

Coralie escapes her rural boredom by making anonymous dirty phonecalls. Frenchie wants to escape too, but is drawn moth-like to her impassive charms. All they want is a change of scenery, but the resident pimp has other ideas. From ellipses to seductive tracking shots, Côté’s masterpiece is a black and white cul-de-sac of picaresque boredom, made all the more stunning by its Cinemascope compositions.

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