Fandor has announced that it will be releasing “Li’l Quinquin” in advance of (and alongside of) its theatrical run on January 2. The company will be rolling out each of the four parts (one per week) beginning on Friday, December 12, then will present the full series on its theatrical release date.
Directed by Bruno Dumont, “L’il Quinquin” is an absurdist, metaphysical murder mystery that opens with the discovery of human body parts stuffed inside a cow. The bumbling and mumbling Captain Van der Weyden (played by Bernard Pruvost) is assigned to investigate the crime, but he has to contend with a young prankster, the mischievous Quinquin (Alane Delhaye), as he proceeds to investigate the case.
The move marks Fandor’s first into serialized filmmaking. Back in September, Dumont said, “U.S. theatrical release would be great, of course, maybe a TV airing too, we have no news on this yet.” Fandor to the rescue.