In a postcard-perfect seaside village in 1910, an eccentric (to put it mildly) leisure-class family whiles away the summer. But something troubling is afoot: what’s behind the string of tourists gone mysteriously missing?
Former enfant terrible Bruno Dumont continues his surprising foray into farce—which began with 2014’s acclaimed Li’l Quinquin—with this surreal, oddball mix of slapstick and detective story. The director and his cast (which includes Fabrice Luchini, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, and a very game Juliette Binoche) stretch each joke to its breaking point, resulting in a winking, weirdly captivating comedy that’s in on its own absurdity.
France/Germany 122 min
Gleefully original… infused with the slapstick exuberance of the early cinema. –The New Yorker
Fri and Sat, July 14 and 15
Chasing Trane: John Coltrane 6:45 @ IU Fine Arts Upstairs
A Woman’s Life 7:15 @ IU Fine Arts Downstairs
Slack Bay 8:35 @ IU Fine Arts Upstairs
Sun, July 16
Chasing Trane: John Coltrane 5:30 @ Bear’s Place – Last Chance!
Slack Bay 7:45 @ Bear’s Place – Last Chance!