16 JANUARY AT 21:00 & 21 JANUARY AT 16:30

Regisseur Jacques Tati

Cast Jacques Tati, Barbara Dennek, Rita Maiden

Lengte 2u35

Jaar 1967

Taal French

Ondertiteling Dutch

Monsieur Hulot curiously wanders around a high-tech Paris, paralleling a trip with a group of American tourists. Meanwhile, a nightclub/restaurant prepares its opening night, but it’s still under construction.

Jacques Tati’s gloriously choreographed, nearly wordless comedies about confusion in the age of technology reached their creative apex with Playtime. For this monumental achievement, a nearly three-year-long, bank-breaking production, Tati again thrust the endearingly clumsy, resolutely old-fashioned Monsieur Hulot, along with a host of other lost souls, into a bafflingly modernist Paris. With every inch of its superwide frame crammed with hilarity and inventiveness, Playtime is a lasting testament to a modern age tiptoeing on the edge of oblivion.

Playtime is the third film of this month’s Modern Classics theme: The City.

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