Directed by Jacques Tati
Jacques Tati's lovable alter ego, the
highly distracted Mr. Hulot, returns in a hilarious portrait of man against modernization.
A a chain of brilliantly inventive sight and sound
gags. Mon Oncle follow the gangly-legged Hulot from the quaint squalor of
his boarding house to the antiseptic home of his gadget -obsessed sister. Like Hulot's young nephew, who longs to escape his mother's cement garden, you'll delight in
Hulot's escapades: as the unwitting target of outrageous schoolboy pranks; bicycling
with a herd of stray dogs at his wheel; and wrestling valiantly with an automated - almost
dictatorial - modern kitchen. Considered by many to be Tati's best, Oscar-winner Mon
Oncle shares with René Clair's A nou la liberté and Chaplin's
Modern Times a classic comic vision of 20th century technology. Winner of
the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and a Special Jury Prize from
Cannes. "A barrel of fun."...The New York Times. Digitally
remastered. French with English subtitles. Color. 110 minutes.