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CANNES 2024

The Second Act to open Cannes

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- The new film by Quentin Dupieux, starring Léa Seydoux, Vincent Lindon, Raphaël Quenard and Louis Garrel, will open the 77th Cannes Film Festival on 14 May

The Second Act to open Cannes
The Second Act by Quentin Dupieux

The daring, unpredictable and funny Quentin Dupieux will open the 77th edition of the Cannes Film Festival (14-25 May) with his 13th feature, The Second Act, presented Out of Competition and released in all French cinemas on the same day by Diaphana.

As a reminder, the prolific filmmaker has already been to the Croisette three times (2010 Critics' Week with Rubber [+see also:
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, 2019 Directors' Fortnight with Deerskin [+see also:
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, and in the 2022 Official Selection, in a Midnight Screening, with Smoking Causes Coughing [+see also:
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). He has also been selected three times for Venice (Out of Competition in 2020 and 2023 with Mandibles [+see also:
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and Daaaaaali! [+see also:
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, in Orizzonti in 2014 with Reality [+see also:
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), at Sundance in 2012 with Wrong [+see also:
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, Out of Competition at the 2022 Berlinale with Incredible but True [+see also:
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interview: Quentin Dupieux
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and twice at Locarno (in the 2013 Piazza Grande with Wrong Cops [+see also:
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and in Competition last year with Yannick [+see also:
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).

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The film stars Léa Seydoux, Vincent Lindon, Raphaël Quenard, Louis Garrel and Manuel Guillot. Written by the director himself, the screenplay homes in on Florence, who wants to introduce David, the man she’s madly in love with, to her father, Guillaume. But David isn’t attracted to Florence and wants to throw her into the arms of his friend Willy. The four characters meet in a restaurant in the middle of nowhere.

The Second Act is produced by Chi-Fou-Mi Productions, and its international sales are handled by Kinology.

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(Translated from French)

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