Quentin Dupieux – Incredible but true #Berlinale2022

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Incredible Dupieux makes it possible to be surreal and down to earth at the same time with Incredible but true in Berlinale Special Gala.

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PODCAST | Chiara Nicoletti interviews Quentin Dupieux, director of the film Incredible but true.

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Quentin Dupieux is the only director who can manage to depict real life issues such as the fear of time passing or getting old or a middle life crisis by using a surreal tone. The director does his magic with Incredible but true in Berlinale Special Gala at the 72 Berlinale and talks about his creative process and how his crazy ideas become a film.

Incredible but true : Alain and Marie are viewing a house in a quiet suburb. The real estate agent warns them that what lies in the cellar will turn their lives upside down. Amazed and excited by what they discover, the couple decides to buy the property. When Alain’s brash boss and his girlfriend come over for dinner, the temptation to share the incredible (but true!) piece of information is strong. Marie, however, is determined to keep it a secret. She becomes obsessed with the cellar and cannot help going down there … One of cinema’s most eccentric creators, Quentin Dupieux has a seemingly inexhaustible source of bizarre ideas on which he builds with comic brilliance. He has once again generously given his cast an opportunity to play unforgettably quirky characters and really, what more fun could an actor have? Contributing to a satirical discourse on human obsession with their youthful performances, popular French actors Alain Chabat and Léa Drucker lend their relatable traits to the couple facing an unusual challenge. Anaïs Demoustier’s portrayal of a promiscuous young woman has just the right amount of intelligent lightness. And what can one say about Benoît Magimel’s unhinged performance other than: this is clearly an actor at the peak of his career, who is capable of anything.

To discover more about the 72° edition of Berlin International Film Festival, click here.

  • Reporter
    Chiara Nicoletti
  • Guest
    Quentin Dupieux
  • Interviewee role
  • Film title
    Incredible but true
  • Festival section
    Berlinale Special Gala
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