Our next film – Deerskin

Certificate: 15  |  Duration: Approx 77 mins  |  Languages: French with English subtitles

Our next film, Deerskin, is showing at Storyhouse on Tuesday 26th October at 6pm.

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In this black comedy of middle-aged masculinity gone awry, Academy Award winner Jean Dujardin (The Artist) is a recent divorcee who becomes obsessed with a vintage fringed deerskin jacket that begins to exert an uncanny hold on him. Set in a sleepy French alpine village, he falls into the guise of an independent filmmaker and befriends a trusting bartender and aspiring editor (Adèle Haenel, Portrait of a Lady on Fire) who becomes his collaborator on a movie that will document a surprising new goal he sets himself.

What did the critics think?

"A macabre story about a middle-aged man suffering a midlife breakdown resulting in a psychotic obsession with his new deerskin jacket, which he thinks is talking to him and basically encouraging him to kill people? This is the case with this entirely bizarre, uncompromisingly silly and intensely French horror-comedy from film-maker Quentin Dupieux" **** (Peter Bradshaw)

"Whether viewed as a treatise on mental illness, fragile masculinity, or the entitlement afforded to artists or just a wackadoodle yarn, Deerskin works because Dupieux and Dujardin – who won an Oscar for The Artist, but is arguably even better here – present it with absolute, deadpan conviction. At 77 minutes, it's short – but it will stay with you for a long, long time" **** (Time Out)

"By design, Deerskin won’t be to everyone’s taste. But like Georges (Jean Dujardin) and his beloved jacket, Dupieux seemingly doesn’t care: he loves his inanimate objects, and it’s up to you if you’re along for the ride" **** (Empire)
Watch the trailer, then come along and make up your own mind! We’ll see you there!

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