SLACK BAY

Directed by Bruno Dumont
US release date: April 21, 2017

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.


SLACK BAY (Ma Loute)
Director: Bruno Dumont
Cast: Juliette Binoche, Fabrice Luchini, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
In English and French with English subtitles
Released by Kino Lorber.

> Opens in New York on April 21, 2017 at the Quad Cinema and at Film Society Lincoln Center
> Opens in Los Angeles on April 28, 2017 at Laemmle Theatres 

> Opens in Miami Beach on June 7th at the Miami Beach Cinematheque

> Opens in Lakeworth, FL, on June 23rd at the Lakeworth Playhouse.

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