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CineMasters: Jacques Tati

The words ‘unique’, ‘iconic’ and ‘visionary’ are often used to describe filmmakers who craft our favourite movie-going experiences, but few exemplify these descriptors like Jacques Tati. The French comic genius only made a handful of films between 1949 - 1971, and yet established a style so brilliant that he remains unequalled (though many have tried). Accessible to young and old alike, his films can be appreciated on many levels – for their slapstick comedy, their artful composition and their perfect evocation of French post-war mentality – and GFT is delighted to bring them back to the big screen this summer.

Films in this Season

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27-28 July

Jour de fete (PG)

​Jacques Tati's award-winning feature debut

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30-31 July

Mon Oncle (U)

A fantastically enjoyable satire of consumer society

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28-29 July

Monsieur Hulot's Holiday (U)

The first appearance of Jacques Tati’s enduring comic creation Monsieur Hulot

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1-2 August

Playtime (PG)

Generally considered to be Tati’s most ambitious work

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