Wilcox

Wilcox

A film by Denis Côté | 2019 | 66 minutes

A man goes into the woods alone. We know nothing about him, apart from his military-style attire with a nametag indicating he might be called Wilcox. Is he a traumatized veteran, a survivalist, a desperate man or even a philosopher-hermit? A  minimalist adventure yarn haunted by reality, Wilcox is both simple and mysterious. With encounters whose dialogue is inaudible, a sound design that transports reality into the world of the mind, and strangely filtered images to distance us, Wilcox, the latest film from award-winning filmmaker Denis Côté (Bestiaire, Curling, Vic and Flo Saw a Bear) is a nonjudgmental perspective on people who decide to remove themselves from the world, giving no clues as to why.


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“Côté and his editor Matthew Rankin capture the rhythm of this indeterminate existence in natural light and intricate compositions that delicately refract the countryside’s lush surroundings.”
– Jordan Cronk, Cinema Scope