SFS Showcase @ Alliance Francaise: SLACK BAY (M18)
Summer 1910. Several tourists have vanished while relaxing on the beautiful beaches of the Channel Coast. Infamous inspectors Machin and Malfoy soon gather that the epicenter of these mysterious disappearances must be Slack Bay, a unique site where the Slack river and the sea join only at high tide. Starring Juliette Binoche, and directed by Bruno Dumont. In competition for Palme d'Or at Cannes Film Festival 2016.
Admission for SFS members with valid Individual Membership or Reel Card. You may bring up to 2 guests if you hold a SFS Reel Card. Non-members may sign up online or at our booth. No tickets will be sold. Free seating. Our booth will open 30 mins before the screening time.
This screening is brought to you by our good friends at the Alliance Francaise.
2016 | France | Drama/Comedy | In French with English subtitles | 122min | M18 (Mature Content)
Won Cannes Soundtrack Award.
Nominated for Cannes Palme d'Or.
Synopsis: Summer 1910. Several tourists have vanished while relaxing on the beautiful beaches of the Channel Coast, near Slack Bay. There lives a small community of fishermen and other oyster farmers, including a curious family, the Bréfort, led by “The Eternal”, a father ruling as well as he can on his prankster bunch of sons, especially the impetuous Ma Loute.
Towering high above the bay stands the Van Peteghems’ mansion. Every summer, this bourgeois family stagnates in the villa, not without mingling with the ordinary local people. Over the course of five days, as starts a peculiar love story between Ma Loute and the mischievous Billie Van Peteghem, confusion and mystification will descend on both families, shaking their way of life.