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  • Dir. Jacques Tati
  • France
  • 1967
  • 124 min.
  • NR
  • 35mm

In French, English and German with English subtitles

  • Assistive Listening
  • Subtitled
  • Hearing Loop

Part of Weekend Classics: About Time.

Jacques Tati’s gloriously choreographed, nearly wordless comedies about confusion in an age of high technology reached their apotheosis with PLAYTIME. For this monumental achievement, a nearly three-year-long, bank-breaking production, Tati again thrust the lovably old-fashioned Monsieur Hulot, along with a host of other lost souls, into a baffling modern world — this time, Paris. With every inch of its superwide frame crammed with hilarity and inventiveness, PLAYTIME is a lasting record of a modern era tiptoeing on the edge of oblivion.

“Tati's most brilliant film, a bracing reminder in this all-too-lazy era that films can occasionally achieve the status of art.” —Vincent Canby, New York Times (1973)

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