World premiere

Bungalow

Local title
Bangalo
Director
Lawrence Côté-Collins
Country
Canada
Year
2022
Programme
Official Selection - Competition
Genre
comedy, thriller
Subject
relationships, humor, absurd

“Bungalow” is the second full-length feature film by director Lawrence Côté-Collins. On an everyday basis, she makes TV shows and has long been active in the international Kino movement where her list includes over 40 short films. The idea of that movement is that audiovisual self-expression does not depend on money or institutions. As a director, Lawrence Côté-Collins places great value on spontaneity and the improvisational interpretation of scripts.

A young middle-class couple, Jonathan and Sarah, strive towards a “happy” life – a marriage, a child, a lot of possessions and, of course, their own house. They buy a house, but it needs major repairs. Doing the house up naturally starts to drag and there is not enough money to do everything. The more time goes by, the more tense the relationship between them becomes. In the end, they get an opportunity to get some money, but for a small favour which, unfortunately, ends in a lot of trouble.

The director herself has called this comedy a “renovation drama”. The story is an ironic take on the values considered to be the standards of the welfare society. However, the author approaches her characters with good-hearted humour. Ordinary cinema-goers as well as critics, not to even mention the authors of the film, know that comedy is one of the hardest film genres. A lot of comedies are made, but only a few among them are good. “Bungalow” is one of these few ones.

Mihkel Möölman

Director
Lawrence Côté-Collins
Screenwriter
Alexandre Auger, Lawrence Côté-Collins
Cast
Sonia Cordeau, Guillaume Cyr, Geneviève Schmidt, Ève Landry, Benoit Mauffette
Producer
Hany Ouichou, Luc Vandal
DoP
Vincent Biron
Editor
Jules Saulnier
Composer
Eric Graveline
Production
Coop Vidéo de Montréal
Runtime
Language
French
Subtitles
Estonian, English
Director
Lawrence Côté-Collins

Filmograafia Écartée (Split, 2016), Bungalow (2022)

Grand Prix for The Best Film, grant of 20 000 euros from the city of Tallinn

Screenings

Chill-Hall Apollo Kino Coca-Cola Plaza
Screening080102 / Bangalo
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Q&A guestsLawrence Côté-Collins (Film Director), Alexandre Auger (Screenwriter, Producer), Hany Ouichou (Producer, Co-Productions), Sylvie Desmarais (Production Designer)
Q&A duration
Screening duration
6th Hall Apollo Kino Lõunakeskus, Tartu
Screening092302 / Bangalo
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Screening duration
4th Hall Apollo Kino Solaris
Screening131302 / Bangalo
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Screening duration
7th Hall Apollo Kino Coca-Cola Plaza
Screening170505 / Bangalo
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Screening duration
Trailer
Q&A with the filmmaker