Deerskin trailer: The Artist's Jean Dujardin falls in love with a jacket and loses his mind
One of the hidden treats at last year's London Film Festival was Quentin Dupieux's Deerskin (the director is best known for the ridiculous Rubber). In our review Mari Jones said: "Although Deerskin sits comfortably alongside Dupieux’s other works, there’s a realistic aspect to the story that makes it particularly engrossing, the film a slightly more conventional outing for the writer-director as he works in intriguing ideas around identity and masculinity." Looking at the trailer it looks like a mash-up of Peter Strickland's In Fabric and Ben Wheatley's Sightseers - which looks pretty great to us. Dupieux also has two great leads in Jean Dujardin and Portrait of a Lady on Fire's Adèle Haenel to make sense of the madness. This could be a lot of off-the-wall fun, so hit play above to see for yourself.
In this black comedy of middle-aged masculinity gone awry, 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 fall into the guise of an independent filmmaker and befriends a trusting bartender and aspiring editor who becomes his collaborator on a movie that will document a surprising new goal he sets himself.
Dupieux writes and directs, with Albert Delpy featuring in support of the two leads.
Deerskin opens in US cinemas on March 20 in New York before slowly expanding and arrives in select UK cinemas on May 8.