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What They Do in the Dunes

Like Lartigue’s family, as seen in his early photos, the wealthy Van Peteghems in Bruno Dumont’s new comedyish (with many–often uncomfortable–lol moments) “Slack Bay” (“Ma Loute”), enjoy the pleasures pursued by the bourgeois at the French seaside in the beginning of the 20th century. And although it’s impossible … Continue reading

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A Comedy From Bruno Dumont. Really.

In “Li’l Quinquin,” director and writer Bruno Dumont’s spectacular four-part mini-series made for French TV, his usual style and concerns remain constant. But it’s as if he simply switched between the famous theatrical masks and revealed the absurdist humor–verbal and visual–that had been lurking … Continue reading

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