Daring, colourful, whimsical and fun, Jacques Tati – also known for his infamous comedic character Monsieur Hulot – is one of the great comic icons of French cinema. A Gallic equivalent of Charlie Chaplin or Buster Keaton, Tati’s works as director, writer and actor are well-loved classics, appealing to a broad and diverse audience as well as critics. Lovingly and painstakingly restored and available as a collection for the first time in Australia, this boxset unites his 6 classic comedies (JOUR DE FÊTE, M. HULOT’S HOLIDAY, MON ONCLE, PLAYTIME, TRAFIC and PARADE) with 7 rare short films, so that audiences old and new can delight in Tati’s charms.Buy online
(G) Dir. Jacques Tati, France, 1949. 86 min | Comedy
2K DCP digital format now available and also on 35mm print
Tati is an inept and easily distracted mailman. Influenced by too much wine and an account of rapid transportation methods used by the United States postal system, he goes to incredible lengths to speed the delivery of mail. A smart comedy filled with physical slapstick and sight gags.