A couple moves into a pavilion and discovers a conduit in the cellar that can change their lives: in Incredible But True, screened at the Berlinale, French director Quentin Dupieux offers a new offbeat fable. The prolific director, already in the process of editing his next film, offers, after Reality (2014), a new tailor-made role to Alain Chabat, associated for the first time with Léa Drucker. “I like to create associations that we have never seen, I like to create new troops, it creates new music,” explains Dupieux in an interview with AFP. The couple moved into a modern pavilion , whose cellar contains a conduit offering a time distortion as attractive as it is distressing. Benoît Magimel, confidant but also boss of Chabat, is trying to exorcise a dreaded decrepitude thanks to a surprising gadget, a prototype from Japan. “I don’t care what we are, because we’re not much. And we do a little pain seen from afar. But I include myself, I’m in it,” the director told the press. (Le Daim (2019), Mandibles (2020), etc). “It’s not very glorious, the human being, at the moment. So, I laugh with it but kindly, with tenderness”. Eternal youth, couple relationships, performance… The themes abound in this opus by Dupieux, sometimes adept at absurd delusions and nonsense. “There is a subject, it was not the case in the previous film. This time the characters, you have to hold them, that their evolution is coherent”, confirms Dupieux. “The film is very anchored in reality, says the difficulty of being in a relationship, the difficulty of being a man, of maintaining your masculinity, of being a woman and of living well with the passage of time”, abounded in front of the press Anaïs Demoustier, who finds Dupieux after Au poste !Incredible but true, tinged with a fantastic touch, as often with Dupieux, is expected in theaters on June 15th.