V’18: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

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V' 08

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TATIS HERRLICHE ZEITEN

Jacques Tati
F, 1967
Fiction, 126min, OmdU

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Jacques Tati
F, 1967
Fiction, 126min, OmdU

Actors: 
Jacques Tati
Barbara Dennek
Rita Maiden
France Rumilly
France Delahalle
Screenplay: 
Jacques Tati
Jacques Lagrange
Sound: 
Jacques Maumont
Camera: 
Jean Badal
Andréas Winding
Editor: 
Gérard Pollicand
Composer: 
Francis Lemarque
Decoration: 
Eugène Roman
Costume: 
Jacques Cottin

Production: 
Jolly Film, Specta Films
Distribution in Austria: 
Stadtkino Filmverleih Spittelberggasse 3/3 1070 Wien T 1 522 48 14 office@stadtkinowien.at
Format: 
35 mm
Color

The most visually inventive film of the Sixties is also one of the funniest. For this remarkable 1967 comedy about man and his modern world, Jacques Tati attempted nothing less than a complete reworking of the conventional notions of montage, and, amazingly, he succeeded. Instead of cutting within scenes, Tati creates comic tableaux of such detail that, as film scholar Noël Burch has said, the film has to be seen not only several times, but from several different points in the theater to be appreciated fully. Within the film's three large movements, Tati's Monsieur Hulot goes from fear of his ultramodern, glass-towered environment to a poetic transcendence of it. A masterpiece among masterpieces, and certainly the last word on Mies van der Rohe.
(Dave Kehr)

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