Tuesday, July 11
4pm & 7:30pm
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Dir. Pierre Étaix, 1965, France, 98 min, DCP, B&W
With Pierre Étaix, Claudine Auger, Philippe Dionnet
In French with English subtitles

Winner Best Film For the Youth and Nominee Palme d’Or, 1965 Cannes Film Festival

This elaborately conceived and brilliantly mounted comedy is French clown, comedian and filmmaker, Pierre Étaix‘s most beloved film. Beginning as a clever homage to silent film, Yoyo blossoms into a poignant family tale (in which Etaix plays both a father and his grown son) and a celebration of the circus Etaix adored. Chock-full of nimble sight gags and ingenious sound effects, Yoyo is a sweet, at times melancholy, and wholly imaginative film. Courtesy of Janus Films

Yoyo is, by far, Pierre Etaix’s masterpiece and, obviously, just a masterpiece.” – Télérama

The man’s a genius!” —Jerry Lewis