Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday

Les Vacances de M. Hulot

Tuesday, June 20
4pm & 7:30pm
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Dir. Jacques Tati, 1953, France, 87 min, 35mm, B&W
With Jacques Tati, Nathalie Pascaud, Micheline Rolla, Valentine Camax
In French with English subtitles

Nominee Best Story, Writing, and Screenplay, 1956 Academy Awards

Monsieur Hulot, Jacques Tati’s endearing clown, takes a holiday at a seaside resort, where his presence provokes one catastrophe after another. Tati’s masterpiece of gentle slapstick is a series of effortlessly well-choreographed sight gags involving dogs, boats, and firecrackers. Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday was the first entry in Tati’s Hulot series, and the film that launched him to international stardom. Courtesy Janus Films

A pearl of poetry and absurd humor, which will influence several generations of filmmakers.