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The Vintage Guide To London | January 18, 2018

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At the BFI Southbank: Jacques Tati season

At the BFI Southbank: Jacques Tati season

As an instantly recognisable performer and a visionary filmmaker, Jacques Tati made an indelible mark on screen comedy. The BFI now celebrates his genius throughout October and November.

Though he made only a handful of films, director, writer, and actor Jacques Tati ranks among the most beloved of all cinematic geniuses.

With a background in music hall and mime performance, Tati steadily built an ever-more-ambitious movie career that ultimately raised sight-gag comedy to the level of high art. Highlights in the season will include all his films with an extended run of his masterpiece, Playtime.

Tati Season at the BFI

Plus: Monday 20 October at Ciné Lumière
Now diligently and wonderfully restored, audiences can once again enjoy Jacques Tati’s masterpiece, Playtime, considered by many as his most daring film. Followed by a Q&A with Jérôme Deschamps, President of Les Films de mon oncle, whose main project was the restoration of Playtime.