I Feel Good
French anarcho-japesters Benoît Delépine and Gustave Kervern (Aaltra, Mammuth) return with a satire about dreams and delusions, starring Jean Dujardin as a man on a misguided mission.
Dir-Scr Benoît Delépine, Gustave Kervern
Prod Marc Dujardin, Benoît Delépine, Gustave Kervern
With Jean Dujardin, Yolande Moreau, Jean-Benoît Ugeux
Sales Wild Bunch
Jean Dujardin plays Jacques, a clueless chancer obsessed with finding the project that will make him rich; deciding that the answer lies in offering cut-price quickie cosmetic surgery, he leads his big-hearted, socially conscious sister Monique (Yolande Moreau) on a journey to Bulgaria. She’s den mother of a community where homeless people work at recycling used goods, and part of the film’s originality is that it casts real-life residents of one of France’s famous Emmaüs centres, playing themselves (and sometimes offering off-beat musical accompaniment). Also starring in fine curmudgeonly form as a reluctant associate of Jacques is lifelong stalwart of the European arthouse, Lou Castel. Vividly coloured and brazenly mischievous as ever, I Feel Good is bolshy, celebratory, gleefully surreal – and more than lives up to its title.