Denis Côté’s Hygiène sociale to premiere at RVQC

Blue Carpet Night on May 6 at Cineplex Quartier Latin


Selected at the 71st edition of the Berlinale where he won the award for Best Director in the Encounters section,  Hygiène sociale is Denis Côté’s 13th feature film.

Hygiène sociale follows the wanderings of Antonin, a philosopher and delinquent. Married, Antonin does not fail to abuse the kindness and patience of his wife Eglantine. He also terribly disappoints his sister Solveig. Busy running away from the tax collector Rose, Antonin cannot ignore his attraction and desire for the beautiful Cassiopeia. Antonin must now find the right combination and the right words of apology to Aurore, one of his victims. Around these five women, Antonin gets bogged down.

Shot independently last August, in the midst of a pandemic, Hygiène sociale stars Maxim Gaudette as the dandy Antonin. He is surrounded by Larissa Corriveau, Éléonore Loiselle, Kathleen Fortin, Evelyne Rompré and Eve Duranceau.

In addition to the presentation of the film, a photo exhibition by multidisciplinary artist Lou Scamble will be presented in the foyer of the Cinémathèque Québécois on April 28. Entitled ToHkyo?! – Variants of Social Hygiene, the exhibition features photos from the filming of the film and the constraints and parameters associated with making a feature film in the midst of a pandemic, at a time when all the landmarks and creative habits are being tested by the uncertain climate.

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