Curling
Curling (2010)

Set on the fringe of society in a remote part of the countryside, Curling takes a keen look at the unusual private life of a father and his daughter. Between his unremarkable jobs, Jean-François (Emmanuel Bilodeau) devotes an awkward energy… More

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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times

"Curling" is, in part, a film about secrets. Maybe we know what's going on, maybe we don't. That subtly unsettling ambiguity is yet another thing that makes this beguiling film so enticingly different.

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Rhett Bartlett
Dial M For Movies

Curling begins strongly, with visually striking imagery, but ultimately never reach the potential which is hinted at in the opening scenes.

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Simon Miraudo
Quickflix

Their relationship may be fractious, abusive and negligent, but aside from the bizarre scenarios the [father and daughter] finds themselves in, it's not all that unusual. Most of all, it feels loving. And you always hurt the ones you love.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

A bleakly allusive look at frozen lives, "Curling'' is very much a specialty item - a movie that goes nowhere slowly.

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Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central

A slow burn that respects the audience's literacy.

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Chris Cabin
Slant Magazine

The director sets a mood that is at once bleak and yet teems with dark, wild impulses that range from the carnal to the murderous.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

No fan of linear narrative, intent only on revealing things through a glass darkly, writer-director Denis Côté wants us to be puzzled. He succeeds rather too well.

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Jean-Francois Rauger
Guardian

It remains a mysterious, open film, uncluttered by any of the reassuring revelations or explanations that might console us and allay our fear of anything really imaginary.

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Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics

Father and daughter confront their frozen emotions.

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