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 finished his first feature-length film in 2005, Les états Nordiques (Drifting States). The film won the Golden Leopard Award at the Locarno International Film Festival in Switzerland, then made the rounds of the festival circuit. Carcasses (2009) was presented at the Directors’ Fortnight at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival. Côté is interested in exploring themes of solitude, intimate fears, and alienation through documentary and fiction filmmaking that confronts and questions the language of cinema. His films have been shown at more than twenty retrospectives throughout the world.


2005 Drifting States
2007 Our Private Lives
2008 All That She Wants
2010 The Enemy Lines (short)
2014 Joy of Man’s Desiring (doc)
2016 Boris Without Béatrice
2017 A Skin So Soft (doc)
2019 Ghost Town Anthology
2021 Social Hygiene
2022 That Kind of Summer