JUMBO – Review by Nadine Whitney

Belgian director Zoé Wittock’s debut Jumbo tells a bizarre tale. Jeanne Tantois (Noémie Merlant) is a shy and “special” young woman who works as a cleaner in an amusement park. Something beyond reticent, Jeanne is reluctant to be around people and spends most of her time making models of park rides in her room in her mother’s house when she isn’t working. When the amusement park adds a new attraction, a large spinning ride, Jeanne finds herself falling in love with the machine she names Jumbo.

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