In 1953 Jacques Tati introduced the world to one of cinema’s most endearing characters with Monsieur Hulot. With dogged optimism and blissful naiveté Hulot stumbles into a series of gently hilarious sight gags while on holiday at a seaside resort. Tati’s keen observations of the human condition rely less on knee-slapping surprises than a recognition of the absurdity in everyday life. Winner of the International Critics Award at Cannes the film propelled Tati and Hulot to international stardom. (Dir. Jacques Tati, 1953, 83 mins)
Hosted by the IU Libraries Moving Image Archive/Screening Room.
*This event is free, but ticketed, and open to the public.
*The Screening Room temperature tends to run cool, so please remember to bring a jacket or sweater.
*No food or drink is permitted in the Screening Room.