Bruno Dumont: Material Bodies

APRIL 20 - MAY 1

OPENING NIGHT | THURSDAY, APRIL 20
7:00pm - La vie de Jésus | Introduced by Shaun Inouye

“One of the most celebrated and least understood auteurs of the contemporary European film scene.”
DAMON SMITH, FILMMAKER MAGAZINE

“A major filmmaker ... What makes his films riveting is his gift for putting on the screen the quivering essence of physical life as it's felt moment by moment.”
STEPHEN HOLDEN, NEW YORK TIMES

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of polarizing French auteur Bruno Dumont’s still-startling debut feature, La vie de Jésus (1997) — a work that, for many, signalled the arrival of a modern artistic heir to master Robert Bresson — The Cinematheque presents a 35mm revival of that landmark film, along with screenings of Dumont’s controversial masterpiece L’Humanité (1999) and his brilliant, baffling one-eighty into Inspector Clouseau-style comedy (and French television), P'tit Quinquin (2014).

In conjunction with Bruno Dumont: Material Bodies, L.A.-based visual artist Owen Kydd asked Bruno Dumont a few questions about his unique approach to cinema. Read the full interview here.

 

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Dumont’s audacious, uncompromising first feature is a career-defining film that roughed out the contours of the director’s forthcoming work.
An unforgettable work of beautiful, brave, neo-Bressonian cinema, Dumont's sophomore feature was the final masterpiece of the last millennium!
Dumont's critically-adored first foray into long-form television is a police procedural comedy that shares DNA with Lynch and Co.'s Twin Peaks.