Film – Cornerhouse

Playtime (U)

Thu 20 Nov, 17:50 and Sun 23 Nov, 15:30
Dir Jacques Tati/FR IT 1967/
125 mins/French, English and German with partial Eng ST
Jacques Tati, Barbara Dennek, Rita Maiden

Jacques Tati’s gloriously choreographed and almost wordless comedies reached their peak with Playtime, which follows American tourist Barbara and befuddled Frenchman Monsieur Hulot, as they attempt to negotiate a bafflingly modern Paris – with highly comic results. Crammed with visual gags and an unconventional use of sound, Playtime is a lasting testament to a modern era tiptoeing on the edge of oblivion.

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Event: The screening on Thursday 20 November will be accompanied by a discussion with the artists involved in our Tati-inspired closing exhibition.


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