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FILM OPENS: May 05, 2017

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The bourgeois and extremely eccentric Van Peteghem family—among them Juliette Binoche, Fabrice Luchini, and Valeria Bruni Tedeschi—have settled in for another summer at their cliff-top villa overlooking the picturesque Slack Bay. Their leisurely rhythm of sunbathing and seaside constitutionals is soon interrupted by the arrival of two bumbling inspectors investigating a string of tourists gone missing (and serving full-on Keystone Kops). As the macabre mysteries mount and love blossoms between the family’s genderqueer teen and the son of a local fisherman, Binoche and company ratchet the slapstick up to eleven. It’s no wonder director Bruno Dumont ("Li’l Quinquin," "Camille Claudel 1915") cites Peter Sellers, Monty Python, and Laurel and Hardy as cinematic influences for his delightful foray into winking, absurdist farce.

  • Director: Bruno Dumont
  • Country: France
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Year: 2017
  • Run Time: 02:02:00
  • imdb Score: 6.2/10 (1,865 votes)
  • Language: French | English
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Cast: Juliette Binoche, Fabrice Luchini, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
"Bruno Dumont's formalism is presently charged with a spark of simultaneously controlled and spontaneous mystery."
Chuck Bowen - SLANT MAGAZINE

"A high-pitched, ululating fart of a movie, coming from an art filmmaker once known for his miserablism."
Ignatiy Vishnevetsky - AV CLUB

"SLACK BAY teems with the eventfulness of a serial compressed into a two-hour movie, and its sense of distillation emerges in the wide range of performance styles that Dumont elicits-and the physical precision that marks each of them."
Richard Brody - NEW YORKER

AWARDS

Int'l Cinephile Society Awards 2017
Best Picture Not Released in 2016

Seville European Film Festival 2016
Best Film and Best Actress

Cannes Film Festival 2016
Best Synchronised Music

FESTIVALS

Love is Folly Int'l Film Festival, Varna 2016

Cinema One Originals Film Festival 2016

Festival de Cine de Montevideo 2016

Karlovy Vary Int'l Film Festival 2016

Scanorama Film Festival Vilnius 2016

Melbourne Int'l Film Festival 2016

Moscow Int'l Film Festival 2016

New Horizons Film Festival 2016

Jerusalem Film Festival 2016

Monsters of Film 2016

FCP 2016 2016