Quentin Dupieux’s ‘The Second Act’ To Open Cannes Film Festival; Léa Seydoux, Vincent Lindon, Louis Garrel Star

The 77th Cannes Film Festival (May 14-25) will open with Quentin Dupieux’s French-language comedy road movie Le Deuxième Acte (The Second Act).

Léa Seydoux, Vincent Lindon, Louis Garrel and Raphaël Quenard star and will be in attendance. Above is a first-look still.

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Presented Out of Competition as a world premiere on the Croisette on Tuesday, May 14, the four-part feature will be released in French cinemas on the same day.

The official synopsis reads: “Florence wants to introduce David, the man she’s madly in love with, to her father Guillaume. But David isn’t attracted to Florence and wants to throw her into the arms of his friend Willy. The four characters meet in a restaurant in the middle of nowhere.”

Chi-Fou-Mi Productions produces. Kinology handles sales.

Deerskin and Daaaaaaali! filmmaker Dupieux was at Cannes two years ago with Smoking Causes Coughing. The prolific filmmaker — 13 features in 17 years — is known for his zany and absurdist movies.

Greta Gerwig will preside over this year’s main jury. The lineup will be unveiled by Cannes Film Festival chief Thierry Fremaux at the annual press conference on April 11.

Already announced for the festival is George Miller’s Furiosa which will play on Wednesday, May 15.

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