That Kind of Summer

Un été comme ça

63rd TIFF: Greek Premiere

The phrase “Hypersexuality is Not a Disease“ could be written over the entrance of the film’s quiet social institution, located next to a calm lake, where somber Léonie, impulsive Eugénie, and flirty Geisha are to spend a month-long voluntary retreat in the purpose of mastering their sexual obsessions. Supervised by a female German therapist and a male social worker, the three girls spend their days caught between fantasy and reality, past and future, desire and trauma. Denis Côté places female sexuality at the forefront and explores erotic obsessions, carnal desire, and rarely-heard intimate thoughts in a delicate yet raw and direct way that ultimately seeks to discuss the process of self-awareness.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Available at the Agora Market TIFF63.

Direction: Denis Côté
Script: Denis Côté
Cinematography: François Messier-Rheault
Editing: Dounia Sichov
Sound: Yann Cleary, Sacha Ratcliffe, Stéphane Bergeron
Actors: Larissa Corriveau, Aude Mathieu, Laure Giappiconi, Anne Ratte Polle, Samir Guesmi
Production: Metafilms
Producers: Sylvain Corbeil, Audrey-Ann Dupuis-Pierre
Costumes: Caroline Bodson
Production Design: Marie-Pier Fortier
Make Up: Dominique T. Hasbani
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Canada
Production Year: 2022
Duration: 138΄
Contact: Shellac

Denis Côté

Born in New Brunswick in 1973, Denis Côté began making short films after completing his studies in cinema. While working as a film critic, he completed in 2005 his first feature-length film, Drifting States, which won the Golden Leopard Award at the Locarno Film Festival, where he will also be rewarded for his direction in Curling in 2010. With Carcasses, presented at the 2009 Cannes Directors’ Fortnight, Vic + Flo Saw A Bear, Social Hygiene, and That Kind of Summer at the Berlinale in 2013, 2021, and 2022 respectively, Denis Côté stands us as one of the most prominent filmmakers within Quebec contemporary cinema, exploring his preferred themes, solitude, intimate fears and alienation, both through fictions and documentaries, constantly pushing further the limits of his formal work.


2005 Drifting States
2007 Our Private Lives
2008 All that She Wants
2010 Curling
2013 Vic and Flo Saw a Bear
2016 Boris Without Béatrice
2017 A Skin So Soft
2019 Ghost Town Anthology
2021 Social Hygiene
2022 That Kind of Summer
2023 Mademoiselle Kenopsia