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The Second Act (Le deuixème acte) by Quentin Dupieux opened the Cannes Film Festival yesterday. It’s common information that the opening movies in Cannes vary from mediocre to unhealthy. A wonderful exception was Annette in 2021. Dupieux is wildly uneven, however since his newest movie, Daaaaaali! I nonetheless had some hope. A worrying issue was that Raphaël Quenard performs one of many main components. He performed the titular function within the horrendous Yannick final 12 months, a movie shot in six days. I wouldn’t be shocked if it seems that the brand new work was churned out rapidly as nicely. Watching it looks like a lifetime, although.

The movie’s title refers to a bar in the course of nowhere. That’s the place Florence (Léa Seydoux) needs to introduce David (Louis Garrel), the person she’s head over heels in love with, to her father (Vincent Lindon). Our first encounter is with David and his buddy Willy (Quenard). The previous isn’t desirous about Florence and needs to foist her on Willy as an alternative. They focus on this difficulty throughout a protracted monitoring shot that comprises the standard Dupieuxesque ruminations on political correctness mixed with meta components the place they level on the digital camera. Have we seen it earlier than? Far too many occasions and in much better movies.

The Second Act
The Second Act

Songs From The Second Act

Ingmar Bergman (the island man) used to present the recommendation to administrators that each time they felt caught and didn’t know what to do, they need to inform the crew to construct “a protracted fucking rail. Whereas they try this, you should have time to assume issues over.” Dupieux apparently heeded that recommendation with the lengthy observe, however he omitted the pondering half. Meta layers will pile upon one another with out amounting to something greater than an uninteresting pile. Those that have been routinely sceptical of the director’s work will get loads of grist to their mills right here. The remainder of us can merely sigh in disappointment over 85 wasted minutes

Screened at Cannes 2024, Out Of Competitors.

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