Yannick

Yannick (2023)

Yannick has its UK première, 2nd March at the Glasgow Film Festival 2024 A cuckold is that foolish figure forced to stand by in humiliation and horror as a third party moves in on his established relationship. It is also the title of the comic play (Le Cocu) which is being performed on stage in…

Incredible But True

Incredible But True (Incroyable mais vrai) (2022)

Incredible But True (Incroyable mais vrai) first published by SciFiNow In the opening sequence to Quentin Dupieux’s Rubber (2010), a police officer inexplicably steps out of the boot of a car in the desert and addresses both the camera and an intradiegetic audience about what he calls “the ‘no reason’” in films, “that most powerful…

Deerskin

Deerskin (Le Daim) (2019)

Deerskin (Le Daim) first published by Movies on Weekends “The real subject of the film is the jacket. Or rather, your jacket. Or rather, the fact that we all hide behind a shell to protect us from the outside world.” Bar waitress and amateur film editor Denise (Adèle Haenel) addresses these words to Georges (Jean…

Rubber

Rubber (2010)

Rubber first published by Little White Lies Towards the end of Rubber, when Lieutenant Chad (Stephen Spinella) attempts an illegal move on a chessboard, his opponent declares, “You can’t do that,” adding sheepishly, “Well, you can if you want, but it’s against the rules.” “So what?” replies the confused Chad, “Can I, or can’t I?”…

poste

Keep An Eye Out (Au poste!) (2018)

Keep An Eye Out (Au poste!) first published by EyeforFilm In the opening scene of Keep An Eye Out (Au poste!), a moustachioed man conducts an open-air orchestral performance of Mozart while dressed only in a pair of bright red underwear, before fleeing the scene as the police arrive. This scenario comes from a familiar…