22nd Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 17-27, 2025

12th CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival

November 20-24, 2024


France, 2023: 67 minutes: North American Premiere
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In the middle of a performance of a very bad community theatre production of the play "Le Cocu" (The Cuckold), Yannick, an unhappy spectator, gets up and interrupts the show to take the evening back into his own hands.

CUFF favourite Quentin Dupieux (DEERSKIN, RUBBER) returns to the festival with a dark comedy that explores the audience's part in the creation of art with the director's keen eye and trademark wit. In a show-stealing performance, Raphaël Quenard, who made his feature debut in Dupieux’s SMOKING CAUSES COUGHING, stars as the working-class security guard, who believes he has the right to express himself: he tells the Thespians that their play sucks and then takes action. YANNICK, one of two movies Dupieux released in 2023, is an absurdist farce that will keep you guessing until its thrilling conclusion.

Locarno Film Festival 2023

Born in Paris, Quentin Dupieux discovered cinema and bought his first synthesizer at the age of 18. Under the name Mr Oizo, he released his track Flat Beat and albums. In 2007, Dupieux directed, photographed, edited and composed the music for his first feature film, STEAK. He went on to direct the absurdist horror film RUBBER (2010) and comedy WRONG, followed by WRONG COPS (2012), REALITY (2014), KEEP AN EYE OUT (2018), DEERSKIN (2019), MANDIBLES (Venice 2020), INCREDIBLE BUT TRUE (Berlinale 2022), and SMOKING CAUSES COUGHING (Midnight Screening - Cannes 2022). In 2023, YANNICK was presented in Locarno in competition while his film DAAAAAALI! was showcased at Venice a month later.

press for Yannick

"Appealing to both theater fans and arthouse viewers familiar with the director’s previous movies."
- Hollywood Reporter
"I’d venture to say it’s Dupieux’s best film."
- Variety


Narrative / Comedy

French | English Subtitles
67 minutes


Quentin Dupieux

Quentin Dupieux
Hugo Sélignac
Mathieu Verhaeghe
Thomas Verhaeghe

Quentin Dupieux

Quentin Dupieux

Raphael Quenard
Pio Marmaï
Blanche Gardin
Sébastien Chassagne