"Mr. Hulot's Holiday"
Directed by Jacques Tati
Tati, one of the most beloved comedians of all time, introduces his wonderful character
Mr. Hulot in this wildly funny satire of middle-class vacationers
on a summer holiday. Tati himself portrays the endearingly eccentric Hulot, whose
presence at a very proper French seaside resort provokes one outrageous catastrophe after
another. Considered by many to be Tati's funniest film, Mr. Hulot's Holiday is a
visual masterpiece. Tati pays homage to the great classic silent comedies with a
hilarious blend of colorful characters, sparse dialogue, impeccably timed sight gags, and
an innovative sound track. Mr. Hulot's Holiday was awarded the Grand Prize at
Cannes and established Tati's international reputation. With Nathalie Pascaud, Michele
Rolla and Louis Perrault. French with English subtitles.