Slack Bay

Juliette Binoche, Fabrice Luchini, and Valeria Bruni Tedeschi star in Bruno Dumont's delightful foray into winking, absurdist farce set against the picturesque French... Read more

Slack Bay

Directed by Bruno Dumont

Year: 2017
Running Time: 122
Color Type: Color
Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1
Country: France, Germany
Language: French with English subtitiles
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Slack Bay

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Juliette Binoche
Fabrice Luchini
Valeria Bruni Tedeschi

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Directed by Bruno Dumont


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."

"Sublimely deranged."

"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

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Austin Film Society Austin 1501041600July 26 - July 28, 2017
St. Anthony Main Theatre Minneapolis 1500609600July 21 - July 27, 2017
Cinema du Parc Montreal 1500609600July 21 - July 27, 2017
Oklahoma City Museum of Art Oklahoma City 1500177600July 16, 2017
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Houston 1499572800July 9 - July 16, 2017
Ryder Film Series Bloomington 1498795200June 30 - July 14, 2017
Gateway Film Center Columbus 1498795200June 30 - July 6, 2017
Crandell Theatre Chatham 1498363200June 25, 2017
George Eastman House Rochester 1498190400June 23, 2017
Landmark Shattuck Cinemas Berkeley 1497585600June 16 - June 22, 2017
State Theatre of Modesto Modesto 1497585600June 16 - June 22, 2017
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Landmark Mayan Theatre Denver 1497585600June 16 - June 22, 2017
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Cinematique of Daytona Daytona Beach 1497585600June 16 - June 29, 2017
Theatre N at Nemours Wilmington 1496980800June 9 - June 11, 2017
Landmark Ritz at the Bourse Philadelphia 1496980800June 9 - June 15, 2017
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Houston 1496376000June 2 - June 8, 2017
Cleveland Cinematheque Cleveland 1495857600May 27 - May 28, 2017
Landmark Ken Cinema San Diego 1495771200May 26 - June 1, 2017
Tropic Cinema Key West 1495771200May 26 - June 1, 2017
Miami Beach Cinematheque Miami Beach 1495771200May 26 - June 1, 2017
Parkway Theatre Baltimore 1495771200May 26 - June 1, 2017
Rome Capitol Theater Rome 1495771200May 26 - May 28, 2017
Laemmle Monica 4-plex Los Angeles 1493352000April 28 - May 4, 2017
Laemmle Playhouse 7 Pasadena 1493352000April 28 - May 4, 2017
Film Society of Lincoln Center New York 1492747200April 21 - April 27, 2017
Quad Cinema New York 1492747200April 21 - April 27, 2017
Honolulu Museum of Art Honolulu 1491883200April 11, 2017
Film Society of Lincoln Center New York 1489122000March 10, 2017


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