Jour de fête
M. Hulot's Holiday
Tati’s vision of sixties Paris is “perhaps the most madly modernistic work of anti-modernism in the history of cinema” (New Yorker). Jonathan Rosenbaum called it one of the ten greatest films of all time.
Recommended for ages 9 & up
This cinematic postcard from a seaside summer resort is “the most important comic work in world cinema since the Marx Brothers and W. C. Fields . . . an event in the history of sound film” (André Bazin).
A comic-apocalyptic vision of mechanized modernity in which humankind indulges in a perpetual love-hate relationship with its favorite pet, the automobile.
Recommended for ages 10 & up
The wonders of an ultramodern house come in for classic Tati mockery. “Slapstick heaven” (New Yorker).
Original B&W Version
Tati’s first feature is a charming portrait of a rural village, where the bumbling local postman is inspired to American-style efficiency by a newsreel in a traveling fair. “Everyone loves Jour de fête” (New Yorker).