Slack bay french film

Bruno dumont goes unexpectedly light with wacko french comedy slack bay juliette binoche, left, valeria bruni tedeschi and fabrice luchini in the film slack bay. Slack bay, a black comedy set in the pictureesque french countryside during the summer of 1910, is a mystery that isnt especially. She weeps and faints extravagantly, even when no one is watching, and specializes in lightningfast mood swings. French actress and cannes regular juliette binoche arrives on the red carpet prior to the screening of slack bay, the second french film presented in the official competition of this 69th cannes. I got onto twitter, typed in the films name in the search bar, and scrolled until i was too tired to go any further. Jul 11, 2019 for all of its relentless weirdness and its unabashed idiosyncrasies, slack bay is a work of urgency, the kind of film that wraps its knuckles about your shirt collar and refuses to relinquish its. The improbable inspector machin and his shrewd assistant malfoy carry out an investigation. Like a monty python sendup of his miniseries lil quinquin itself absurdist and selfparodying, bruno dumonts slack bay casts the french writerdirectors super serious themes of grace and savagery into a surrealist farce of silly voices and silly walksa highpitched, ululating fart of a movie, coming from an art filmmaker once. Still, according to the logic of slack bay, both characters are right. Mar 10, 2017 the french title of slack bay is ma loute, which makes the connection between the two films even clearerit, too, is the eccentric name of a rugged young man with a soulful gaze. The improbable inspector machin and his shrewd assistant malfoy carry out an. Bruno dumont goes unexpectedly light with wacko french.

Ma loute is the scion of the brufort family of smalltime ferrymen and hardscrabble musselharvestersas well as cannibals who kidnap, kill, and eat some of the bourgeois tourists whom they row across the bay. You wont believe juliette binoche in the mad mad mad mad. Between the upstreamdownstream class tensions, an adolescents tussling with her sexual identity, audes unhinged religious devotions and the suggestion of a very warped family tree, slack bay. The film was shot in several locations in the pasdecalais area.

The uneven, misanthropic french comedy slack bay, one of the weirdest period pieces in quite some time, is an odd combination of the discreet charm of the bourgeoisie, monty python. Bruno dumonts completely bonkers french comedy, local title ma loute, swings into cannes. Slack bay bruno dumonts histrionic if not particularly hysterical comedy pits rich against poor in a picturesque seaside town. Mysterious disappearances have thrown the region into turmoil. Bruno dumont cracks up with the monty pythonesque slack bay. There is simply nothing else like it, even in dumonts already outthere filmography. Jun 15, 2017 the uneven, misanthropic french comedy slack bay, one of the weirdest period pieces in quite some time, is an odd combination of the discreet charm of the bourgeoisie, monty python. Juliette binoche keeps risking it all, from slack bay to. Slack bay ultraaustere french director bruno dumont returns with a surreal slap in the face. If the slack bay characters ask you to lunch, dont.

May, 2016 set two years before downton abbey on a windblown inlet along the northern coast of france, bruno dumonts slack bay adds a surreal twist to the peculiar clash of classes witnessed. Ma loutetechnically the films title character since the original french title is ma louteand billie are compelling because theyre outcasts. After watching my screener of bruno dumonts slack bay aka ma loute in french, can you guess what the first thing i did was. Residing at an egyptianstyled villa named typhonium, the party comprises andre van peteghem, his wife isabelle and their two troublesome young daughters. Infamous inspectors machin and malfoy soon gather that the epicenter of these mysterious disappearances must be slack bay, a unique site where the slack river and the sea join only. Apr 18, 2017 slack bay is a french film, taking place in the summer of 1910, that follows the story of two contrasting families and how they live in a coast where there have been reported various disappearances. Apr 21, 2017 still, according to the logic of slack bay, both characters are right. Apr 19, 2017 an early moment in slack bay, the latest from french provocateur bruno dumont, finds a plump police inspector in a black uniform rolling down a hill of white sand. Dumonts slack bay makes the class struggle even more. The bourgeois and extremely eccentric van peteghem familyamong them juliette binoche, fabrice luchini, and valeria bruni tedeschihave settled in for another summer at their clifftop villa overlooking the picturesque slack bay. Apr 06, 2016 summer 1910, slack bay in the north of france. Bruno dumont, the former high priest of french seriousness, has successfully shifted to slapstick and pratfalls in this crime comedy set during the belle epoque. May, 2016 bruno dumont, the former high priest of french seriousness, has successfully shifted to slapstick and pratfalls in this crime comedy set during the belle epoque. Apr 20, 2017 the french director bruno dumonts look at two families will surprise viewers in a number of new and upsetting ways.

It features a gallery of outrageous performances from french cinema alisters. This marriage of gorgeous landscape photography, and psychologically simple protagonists is a dumont specialty. Disappointingly, the film feels like someone trying very hard to imitate lil quinquin, pulling off but a. Bruno dumonts selfsurpassing inventiveness in slack bay the. The latest from controversial french auteur bruno dumont, starring juliette binoche, is a period slapstick murder mystery set on on the northern french coast around 1910. The work of french director bruno dumont is often heavy going, but hes one of the few genuine visionaries in modern cinema.

Bruno dumonts selfsurpassing inventiveness in slack bay. The setting is a lovely stretch of the french coast in the summer of 1910, where a couple of bizarre cops arrive, one fat and one thin. May, 2016 the latest from controversial french auteur bruno dumont, starring juliette binoche, is a period slapstick murder mystery set on on the northern french coast around 1910. Gushing and simpering, squawking and kvetching, her stuckup bourgeoise, aude, in the gonzo french guignol farce slack bay ma loute is unlike any previous binoche character. Fabrice luchini, and valeria bruni tedeschihave settled in for another summer at their clifftop villa overlooking the picturesque slack bay. The film is set in a coastal town in north france in 1910. The french film magazine cahiers du cinema named slack bay 2016 the 5th.

Slack bay is the first featurelength film in france to offer this immersive 360 experience. The bourgeois van peteghem family return to their towering mansion above slack bay every summer. Several tourists have vanished while relaxing on the beautiful beaches of the channel coast. Set two years before downton abbey on a windblown inlet along the northern coast of france, bruno dumonts slack bay adds a surreal twist to the peculiar clash of classes witnessed. May, 2016 slack bay therefore seems to offer its own origin myth, since it depicts the aristocracy as a class on the verge of extinction, soon to be swept away by capitalism and the emergence of the bourgeoisie. Cannes, france slack bay is the english title for ma loute, bruno dumonts devilish french period farce of class conflict and cannibalism set in 1910, but it loses something essential in the translation. The french director bruno dumonts look at two families will surprise viewers in a number of new and upsetting ways. Ma loutetechnically the film s title character since the original french title is ma louteand billie are compelling because theyre outcasts. For all of its relentless weirdness and its unabashed idiosyncrasies, slack bay is a work of urgency, the kind of film that wraps its knuckles about your shirt collar and refuses to relinquish its. Film synopsis i n the summer of 1910, as is their custom, the van peteghems, a wealthy family from lille, come to slack bay in northern france for their holidays. Apart from not being the most useful of allegories what is it illustrating, exactly. Featuring wonderfully expressive performances from a diverse cast of veteran european actors including the great juliette binoche and charismatic nonprofessionals, slack bay is a masterpiece of modern surrealismtriumphantly grotesque, sublimely romantic, and utterly unique.

It was selected to compete for the palme dor at the 2016 cannes film. The french name, that probably is the original is ma loute, the name of one of the main characters of this movie. An unlikely romance blossoms between the mischievous bille van peteghem and local musselgatherer, ma loute. Ma loute is a 2016 french comedy film directed by bruno dumont. For one thing ma loute is the name of a primary character. It was selected to compete for the palme dor at the 2016 cannes film festival. Slack bay from steven spielberg to french art house titles, flesheating is all the rage on the croisette, and insiders say it has something to do with rising global inequality. Apr 20, 2017 a flighty french farce avec flesheating. On set slack bay is a virtual reality documentary that explores the world of slack bays film set. The french title of slack bay is ma loute, which makes the connection between the two films even clearerit, too, is the eccentric name of a. Dumonts slack bay makes the class struggle even more deranged.

Slack bay is set in a tiny seaside community in northern france. Theres a real possibility in slack bay, dumonts newincompetition period farce, that juliette binoche is going to get clonked on the head with an. Infamous inspectors machin and malfoy soon gather that the epicenter of these mysterious disappearances must be slack bay, a unique site where the slack river and the sea join only at high tide. An early moment in slack bay, the latest from french provocateur bruno dumont, finds a plump police inspector in a black uniform rolling down a hill of white sand. The french filmmaker has worked with her twice first on camille claudel 1915 and now the surrealist slack bay, currently in limited release and he has found that she is enticed. French filmmaker bruno dumont continues his walk on the wacky side. Jun 15, 2017 theres a real possibility in slack bay, dumonts newincompetition period farce, that juliette binoche is going to get clonked on the head with an oar, dismembered, and chomped by a group of. In hebrew it became disappearance bay alluding to the mystery taking place there. There were some very familiar actors for me in slack bay, with juliette binoche, fabrice luchini and valeria bruni tedischi and i thought that all three were superb, and whereas the rest of the cast were all new to me, i thought that some of the best acting in the film was to be seen from what were the newer actors for me. Slack bay ma loute critics consensus slack bay wont resonate with all viewers, but for filmgoers attuned to absurd french farce, its slapstick chaos should deliver just enough belly laughs. Slack bay wont resonate with all viewers, but for filmgoers attuned to absurd french farce, its slapstick chaos should deliver just enough belly laughs. In english its slack bay, which alludes to the bay and to the nature of its residences. Bruno dumont goes unexpectedly light with wacko french comedy.

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