The Quebecois film-maker Denis Cote alternates between fiction and essay-like documentary.
Joy of Man's Desiring (2014) Denis Cote's latest documentary-form film examines the world of the work place and the interaction of man and machine. Hypnotically filmed and with extraordinary sound design, Cote examines the locales and routines where people can spend half their lives, yet that is so often ignored in film.
Bestiaire (2012) Denis Cote's enthralling meditation on the relationships between animals and people was shot through the seasons at a Quebec safari park. Visitors and animals look at each other in mutual incomprehension (and possible accusation from the caged animals). This striking work about the act of looking cleverly blurs the line between observer and observed.