Lavelanet. Quentin Dupieux excels with “The Second Act”

Lavelanet. Quentin Dupieux excels with “The Second Act”
Lavelanet. Quentin Dupieux excels with “The Second Act”

The Casino team fell in love with the film “The Second Act” which opened the 77th Cannes Film Festival.

A master in the art of the unpredictable and writing that hits the mark, Quentin Dupieux once again proves his talent with “The Second Act”, a great success which brings together French icons such as Vincent Lindon, Léa Seydoux, Louis Garrel and rising star Raphaël Quenard. Starting from a seemingly banal story, a father who meets his daughter’s boyfriend for the first time in a restaurant located in the middle of nowhere, Quentin Dupieux takes the viewer with him into resounding narrative layers. If permanent surprise is intimately associated with the style of this filmmaker who knows how to grasp cinematic material like no other, “The Second Act” is defined as a work firmly anchored in the major considerations of its time. After the astonishing “Yannick” (2023), Quentin Dupieux once again puts the absurd at the service of a general reflection on the aggressiveness of the world and its consequences. Sequence after sequence, the author questions the destiny and usefulness of the seventh art, the egocentrism of stars, the notion of identity, the place of technology and artificial intelligence in our lives. With humor, Quentin Dupieux weighs the weight of words and actions, strives to blur our certainties, represents the interpenetration of reality and fiction and how lies become truth. A real feat.

“The Second Act” airs today at 6 p.m., Thursday at 7 p.m., Friday at 9 p.m., Saturday at 6 p.m., Sunday at 7 p.m. and Tuesday at 6 p.m.

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