Keep an Eye Out
Director: Quentin Dupieux Run Time: 73 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2021
Starring: Anaïs Demoustier, Benoît Poelvoorde, Grégoire Ludig, Marc Fraize, Orelsan, Philippe Duquesne
Country: France, Belgium
Language: French with English subtitles
Presented in the Virtual Screening Room in partnership with Dekanalog.
“Telling stories is something we do all the time, and there are many ways to go about it. Keep An Eye Out! tears those conventions to pieces – and it’s f*cking funny while it does it.”
– Andrew Todd, Birth Movies Death
About the film:
The latest deranged delight from French absurdist Quentin Dupieux, Keep An Eye Out screened at Fantastic Fest, won Best Screenplay at the 2018 Sitges Film Festival, won the People’s Choice Award in the bold and rebellious Temps Ø section at the 2018 Montréal Festival of New Cinema, and screened as part of the 2019 Rendez-Vous With French Cinema in New York.
In the film, Chief Inspector Buran interrogates Louis Fugain, an average Joe who discovered a dead body outside his apartment building. The familiar scene of a cop taking a statement from a witness spirals out of control in a series of darkly comedic twisted events.