Fri, Mar 05|
Keep an Eye Out!
Between the opening sequence, a man in red speedos conducting an outdoor orchestra, and the triple-meta denouement, this whip-smart French comedy disregards audience expectations, the fourth wall, and the laws of time and space. You’ll never look at a protractor or an oyster the same way again.
Time & Location
Mar 05, 2021, 12:00 AM – Mar 26, 2021, 4:00 AM
About the Event
Keep an Eye Out (Au Poste!) Directed by Quentin Dupieux. In French; English subtitles. 73 mins. Tickets are $10. for a 72 hour window for viewing. WATCH: https://watch.eventive.org/keepaneyeout/play/6022adcbdcde550de38d6336
Tires, leather jackets and televisions have come to life—and thirsted for blood—in director Quentin Dupieux’s delightfully deranged earlier features, Rubber, Deerskin and Reality. The ever-unpredictable filmmaker and electro DJ (who performs as Mr Oizo) returns with Au Poste! (Keep an Eye Out) a unique film that explores the darkly comedic tension between the mundane and extraordinary.
A minutiae-obsessed police inspector (Belgian funnyman Benoît Poelvoorde, Man Bites Dog) bumbles and doubles back through the most agonizing late-night interrogation of all time, much to the chagrin of his deadpan interviewee (Grégoire Ludig), an average joe who stumbled upon a dead body in front of his apartment building. The familiar scenario of a good cop/bad cop taking a statement from a hapless witness somersaults out of control in a series of absurd events, before long, we’re in Buñuel territory. Keep An Eye Out won Best Screenplay at the 2018 Sitges Film Festival, and won the People’s Choice Award in the bold and rebellious Temps Ø section at the 2018 Montréal Festival of New Cinema. TRAILER: https://vimeo.com/495567004
“Equal parts Michel Gondry, Tex Avery and the Coen brothers. A fun exercise in genre-bending...” —Hollywood Reporter
“The latest theatre of the absurd to come from director Quentin Dupieux…. KEEP AN EYE OUT is a hilarious interrogation of life, in all its mundanity, as a stage for the shlumpily surreal.” – Eye for Film