There's always one central absurdity in the films of French director Quentin Dupieux, the loopy trickster behind murderous car-tyre movie Rubber, malevolent suede jacket epic Deerskin and border-collie-sized giant-housefly yarn Mandibles.
Incredible But True is no different, just here it is a concept as well as a thingamajig: a trapdoored tunnel in a suburban house that is also a time warp, which swallows 12 hours in a few seconds, but makes the traveller emerge three days younger than when they went in. Alain and Marie, the (initially!) middle-aged couple who move in, at first enjoy exploring the tunnel's potential. Soon though, its promise of eternal youth at the price of present-moment experience exacts a toll on their relationship, making this very funny doodle also a lightly profound riff on cabin fever and the odd, elasticated-time experience that was lockdown.
Monday, 7 November 2022 - 4:00pm @ Cineworld