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Slack Bay (DVD and online)
23rd October
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Summer 1910. Several tourists have vanished while relaxing on the beautiful beaches of the Channel Coast in Northern France. Infamous inspectors Machin and Malfoy soon gather that the centre of these mysterious disappearances must be Slack Bay, where the Slack river and the sea join only at high tide.
There lives a small community of fishermen. Among them a curious family, the Bruforts, renowned ferrymen of the Slack Bay, and especially the impetuous 18 year old Ma Loute.
Towering high above the bay stands the van Peteghems’ mansion. Every summer, this bourgeois family – degenerate and decadent from inbreeding – stagnates in the villa, not without mingling during their leisure hours with the ordinary local people, Ma Loute and the other Bruforts.
Over the course of five days, a peculiar love story starts between Ma Loute and the young and mischievous Billie van Peteghem and confusion and mystification will descend on both families, shaking their convictions, foundations and way of life.

After P'tit Quinquin, the latest film by Bruno Dumont finds once again its inspiration in slapstick comedy, at turns bleak and funny, with the most amazing cast of French actors whose performances take the film to another level.

We are delighted to be collaborating with MUBI again for the distribution of this film.