Coincoin and the Extra-Humans, dir. Bruno Dumont, France 2018, 208 min. (4 × 52 min.), French with English subtitles
A Q&A with Bruno Dumont hosted by Kieron Corless (Deputy Editor, Sight & Sound) follows the screening of Episode 1: Black be Black.
Originally presented in four segments on French television, Bruno Dumont’s eccentric three-and-a-half-hour riff on a police-investigation drama is acclaimed by critics and viewers alike.
In the second season of the series, Quinquin is now a grown-up and goes by the nickname Coincoin. He hangs out on the Côte D’Opale and attends meetings of the Nationalist Party with his childhood friend Fatso. His old love, Eve, has abandoned him for Corinne. When a strange magma is found near the town, the inhabitants suddenly start to behave very strangely. Our two heroes, Captain Van Der Weyden and his loyal assistant Carpentier investigate these alien attacks. The Extra-Human invasion has begun.