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Absurdity, Tragedy, and Local Frenzy: The World of Bruno Dumont

Absurdity, Tragedy, and Local Frenzy: The World of Bruno Dumont

LI'L QUINQUIN

Bruno Dumont France, 2014

Weird. Hilarious. Haunting. Bruno Dumont’s miniseries (a Gallic Twin Peaks?) made history as the first TV program to top the Cahiers du Cinéma’s list of best films of the year, and its release in the US was one of the highlights of 2015. Let the binge-viewing begin…

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COINCOIN AND THE EXTRA-HUMANS

Bruno Dumont France, 2018

Director Bruno Dumont has always married the austere with the provocative, but only recently has this been unexpectedly joined by comedy! Dumont returns to the setting of his comic mystery Li’l Quinquin for a wry, Invasion of the Body Snatchers-inspired tale set in the wilds of Northern France.

CAMILLE CLAUDEL 1915

Bruno Dumont France, 2013

Before shocking us all with an unexpected skill for comedy, Dumont was admired for his radically bleak explorations of human tragedy, like this stark, absorbing portrait of a tortured artist with a mesmeric Juliette Binoche.