PlayTime

V' 16

PlayTime

Jacques Tati
F/I, 1967
114min, OF

© Viennale © Viennale

PlayTime

Jacques Tati
F/I, 1967
, 114min, OF

Cast: 
Jacques Tati
Monsieur Hulot
Barbara Dennek
Young tourist
Rita Maiden
Schulz’ accompanist
France Rumilly
Saleswoman of sunglasses
Georges Montant
Monsieur Giffard
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: 
Les Films de Mon Oncle
Jolly Film
Specta Films
Format: 
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Color

Once upon a time, 70mm was the gold standard for musicals, westerns, historical epics and assorted all-star extravaganzas, filling the screen with a high-resolution image unrivaled even by today’s state-of-the-art digital technologies. At the Viennale, Tati’s unique comedy PLAYTIME will be shown on a rare 70mm vintage print. The set of PLAYTIME was known as Tativille, a city built by hundreds of workers, made of 486,000 square feet of concrete. Tativille had its own power plant and approach road. At the end of the road, there was ignominy and bankruptcy. But Jacques Tati was secure that he had made a masterpiece.