Deerskin: Dupieux’s Seventh Film Open Directors’ Fornight

Deerskin will have its world premiere at the Directors’ Fortnight on May 15.

Led by Jean Dujardin and Adèle Haenel, Deerskin is Quentin Dupieux’s seventh feature.

Dupieux is also a screenwriter, director of photography, editor and composer of electronic music, known internationally as Mr. Oizo.

Deerskin marks the return to Cannes of Jean Dujardin in a leading role after his breakout in The Artist in 2011, for which he won Best Actor awards both at Cannes and at the Oscars.

Dupieux began his career with music videos and advertising clips, working with Michel Gondry.

In 2001, he directed his first film, Nonfilm, a disturbing telling of the film shoot itself.

Next came Steak, starring the well-known comic duo Éric and Ramzy, followed by Rubber, selected for Critics’ Week in 2010 Cannes Film Fest.

In 2012 he directed Wrong, which was followed a year later by the short film Wrong Cops, selected at the Directors’ Fortnight, the first chapter of the feature film of the same name presented in 2013 at Sundance.

In Reality, (Venice Film Fest 2015) Alain Chabat has 48 hours to find the best whimper in the history of filmmaking.

Keep an Eye Out, a surrealist absurdist and grating film starring the extraordinary Benoît Poelvoorde, Grégoire Ludig and Anaïs Demoustier, was among the most successful arthouse films of 2018 in French cinema.