11 March 2015

At Cornerhouse


Showing as part of Playtime

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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