Directed by Zoe Wittock
Starring: Noemie Merlant, Emmanuelle Bercot, Sam Louwyck 

Jeanne is a shy young woman working the graveyard shift as an amusement park cleaner, she lives at home with her bartender mother who continually harasses her about finding a boyfriend. However, Jeanne is not looking for a man and instead she finds herself drawn to the bright lights of the fair-ground rides. When a new Tilt-A-Whirl ride is brought to the park, she names it Jumbo. Finding herself seduced by Jumbo’s red lights and smooth chrome she embarks on a most unusual story of forbidden love which sets her on a collision course with her overbearing mother.  

Blending the fantastical with the everyday hardships of working class life, Jumbo succeeds in creating a convincing and heartfelt story of first love and asks us to question what is normal and what is monstrous.  

A note when you’re booking…
In order to maintain social distancing at Storyhouse, after you choose your seats the system will remove the seats next to you from sale so that you/your group will be distanced from other audience members.

You can also watch Jumbo at home. Click here for more info.




Approx 93 mins

Time details

15-20 mins of trailers & adverts before the screening (not included in duration)


French with English subtitles

Content Guidance:

Nudity, Sex, Strong sexual references