Slack Bay (Ma Loute)
Wednesday Apr 12 01:00 PM
Wednesday Apr 12 07:30 PM
Doris Duke Theatre
Museum members: $8.00
General Admission: $10.00
About the Film:
Part of Cinémathèque Française 2017
Directed by Bruno Dumont. France/Germany. 2016. 122 min. French with English subtitles.
Bruno Dumont has gone from sober period dramas (his Flanders took the 2006 Cannes Grand Prize) to wacky comedy. He follows up his acclaimed L’il Quinquin with this Belle Epoque–era clash-of-the-classes slapstick murder mystery set on the coast overlooking the English Channel.
Several tourists have vanished on the beaches of the Channel Coast. Infamous inspectors Machin and Malfoy soon gather that these mysterious disappearances take place in Slack Bay, home to a community of fishermen that includes the curious Brufort family. The family’s father, know as “The Eternal,” oversees a band of prankster sons, especially the impetuous Ma Loute. Towering high above the bay stands the Van Peteghems’ mansion, where the degenerate bourgeois family spends its summers. When a peculiar love story between Ma Loute and the mischievous Billie Van Peteghem blooms, confusion shakes the families to their foundations.
Read the Hollywood Reporter review.