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  • MANDIBLES Quentin Dupieux
16 JUL, 20:30, Teatro Municipal Sala Um

    Quentin Dupieux
Quentin Dupieux, 2020
France, FIC, 01:18:00
It’s not the first fly to appear in or, at least, to have a prominent place in a film. We all remember Cronenberg's masterpiece, “The Fly” (1986), where, in a teleportation experiment, the scientist inadvertently mixes his DNA with that of a fly. Here, the scenario is much more prosaic, starting with the transportation, as it is the boot of an old Mercedes. For the setting, there is no dark laboratory, but open spaces and even a beach. And, finally, the main characters, no genius scientists, but rather two retarded men who only want to make money by trying to... tame the fly. This film is, therefore, a continuity in the director's style, which embraces the American genre cinema, especially the slasher and the juvenile film, but which still asserts a belonging to the European author’s cinema, and to a certain humour of the French style absurdity that, in certain moments, reminds us of Bruno Dumont, even by the simplicity of his characters’ minds that make, after all, everything possible, even the most absurd of plots. Returning to Curtas Vila do Conde, where his work was the subject of a retrospective in 2015, at the 23rd edition of the festival, Quentin Dupieux also brings us his “Réalité”, a film that was shown at the Venice Film Festival in 2014, which can be seen in the Cinema Revisitado section. (LL)  
PRODUCTION Hugo Sélignac, Vincent Mazel - Chi-Fou-Mi Productions COPY CONTACT Cristina Carvalheira - Legendmain Filmes; 351918878172,, SCRIPT Quentin Dupieux PHOTOGRAPHY Quentin Dupieux EDITING Quentin Dupieux SOUND Guillaume Le Braz, Alexis Place, Gadou Naudin, Niels Barletta, Cyril Holtz MUSIC Metronomy MAIN ACTORS Grégoire Ludig, David Marsais, Adèle Exarchopoulos, India Hair, Roméo Elvis, Coralie Russier, Bruno Lochet