Directed by Bruno Dumont
Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
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.
“Spirited and often gorgeous.”
“Movies like Slack Bay justify the existence of the movies as a medium."
“Binoche’s unbridled turn is tremendous fun to watch.”
"The boldest and freest of recent genre mashups. Raises conflicts of class, character, and gender into off-kilter legend."
"A work of madcap inspiration."
"Completely off the wall."
"Suggests Buñuel’s L’Age d’Or by way of Godard’s Weekend... Dumont's most polished work."
"Everyone seems to have drunk their bodyweight in absinthe."
Official Selection – Cannes Film Festival 2016
Nine Nominations including Best Film, Director, Actor, Supporting Actress – César Awards
|Museum of Fine Arts, Boston||Boston||MA||15017328008/3-4, 8/10-11, 8/24|
|Austin Film Society||Austin||TX||1501041600July 26 - July 28, 2017|
|MSP Film Society's St. Anthony Main Theatre||Minneapolis||MN||1500609600July 21 - July 27, 2017|
|Cinema du Parc||Montreal||QC||1500609600July 21 - August 2, 2017|
|Oklahoma City Museum of Art||Oklahoma City||OK||1500177600July 16, 2017|
|Museum of Fine Arts, Houston||Houston||TX||1499572800July 9 - July 16, 2017|
|Ryder Film Series||Bloomington||IN||1498795200June 30 - July 14, 2017|
|Gateway Film Center||Columbus||OH||1498795200June 30 - July 6, 2017|
|Crandell Theatre||Chatham||NY||1498363200June 25, 2017|
|George Eastman House||Rochester||NY||1498190400June 23, 2017|
|Landmark Shattuck Cinemas||Berkeley||CA||1497585600June 16 - June 22, 2017|
|State Theatre of Modesto||Modesto||CA||1497585600June 16 - June 22, 2017|
|Sacramento French Film Festival||Sacramento||CA||1497585600June 16 - June 25, 2017|
|Landmark Opera Plaza Cinema||San Francisco||CA||1497585600June 16 - June 22, 2017|
|Landmark Mayan Theatre||Denver||CO||1497585600June 16 - June 22, 2017|
|Living Room Theaters, Boca Raton||Boca Raton||FL||1497585600June 16 - June 22, 2017|
|Cinematique of Daytona||Daytona Beach||FL||1497585600June 16 - June 29, 2017|
|Theatre N at Nemours||Wilmington||DE||1496980800June 9 - June 11, 2017|
|Landmark Ritz at the Bourse||Philadelphia||PA||1496980800June 9 - June 15, 2017|
|Museum of Fine Arts, Houston||Houston||TX||1496376000June 2 - June 8, 2017|
|Cleveland Cinematheque||Cleveland||OH||1495857600May 27 - May 28, 2017|
|Landmark Ken Cinema||San Diego||CA||1495771200May 26 - June 1, 2017|
|Tropic Cinema||Key West||FL||1495771200May 26 - June 1, 2017|
|Miami Beach Cinematheque||Miami Beach||FL||1495771200May 26 - June 1, 2017|
|Parkway Theatre||Baltimore||MD||1495771200May 26 - June 1, 2017|
|Rome Capitol Theater||Rome||NY||1495771200May 26 - May 28, 2017|
|Laemmle Monica Film Center||Los Angeles||CA||1493352000April 28 - May 4, 2017|
|Laemmle Playhouse 7||Pasadena||CA||1493352000April 28 - May 4, 2017|
|Film at Lincoln Center||New York||NY||1492747200April 21 - April 27, 2017|
|Quad Cinema||New York||NY||1492747200April 21 - April 27, 2017|
|Honolulu Museum of Art||Honolulu||HI||1491883200April 11, 2017|
|Film at Lincoln Center||New York||NY||1489122000March 10, 2017|
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