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Jumbo might be more compelling as an idea than a complete viewing experience, but whatever this strikingly unusual love story lacks in narrative finesse, it makes up in originality. Read critic reviews

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Jeanne, a shy young woman, works at night in an amusement park. Fascinated with carousels, she still lives with her mother, the extrovert Margarette. Whereas no man is able to find their place among the rocky and unusual duo, Jeanne starts to grow an odd relationship with Jumbo, the park's new flagship attraction. Soon, it appears that Jumbo, a striking and colorful merry-go-round, starts communicating with her...

Cast & Crew

Noémie Merlant
Jeanne Tantois
Zoé Wittock
Director
Zoé Wittock
Screenwriter
Anais Bertrand
Producer
Marie-Sophie Volkenner
Executive Producer
Thomas Buelens
Cinematographer
Thomas Buelens
Film Editor
Thomas Roussel
Original Music
William Abello
Production Design
William Abello
Art Director
Valérie Valéro
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Critic Reviews for Jumbo

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  • Merlant is radiant as a woman lit up by love.

    February 26, 2021 | Full Review…
  • From its opening moments lit by neon lights and set to the soundtrack of their gentle buzz, Jumbo marks a heady debut for writer-director Zoé Wittock.

    February 19, 2021 | Rating: B | Full Review…
  • Though curiously charming, Jumbo behaves like love at first sight that doesn't think about the consequences of the ardent now or the larger, long-term picture.

    February 19, 2021 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • So will Jumbo take Jeanne's heart for a ride? And should we object to her sexuality if she's not hurting anyone? These questions, and more, abound in the out-there, but not-like-anything-else-out-there, "Jumbo."

    February 17, 2021 | Full Review…
  • First time writer-director Zoé Wittock takes an absurd idea and imbues it with such heart, soul, and beauty that you'll automatically look past the inherent ridiculousness. Instead, you'll simply absorb its glowing sense of wonder.

    November 10, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Jumbo stands stronger as a concept and an aesthetic than it does as a narrative, but if nothing else, it's certainly distinctive.

    September 10, 2020 | Rating: B | Full Review…

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