Nomie Merlant appears in Jumbo by Zoé Wittock
Nomie Merlant appears in Jumbo by Zoé Wittock

Dark Star Pictures released the official trailer for Jumbo, the bizarre “love story” indie film that premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. Written and directed by Zoé Wittock in her feature directorial debut, Jumbo stars Noémie Merlant, Emmanuelle Bercot and Sam Louwyck; and will open in theaters on February 19th, 2021, and VOD on March 16th, 2021.

In Jumbo, Jeanne (Noémie Merlant, Portrait of a Lady on Fire) a shy young woman, lives at home with her uninhibited bartender mother and works the graveyard shift as a cleaner at an amusement park. Her mother wants her to meet a man, but Jeanne prefers tinkering in her bedroom with wires, light bulbs, and spare parts, creating miniature versions of theme park rides. During her late-night shifts she begins spending intimate time with the alluring new Tilt-A-Whirl ride that she decides to call Jumbo. Finding herself seduced by “his” red lights, smooth chrome, and oily hydraulics, Jeanne concludes that the thrilling new relationship she wants to pursue is with Jumbo.

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