M. HULOT’S HOLIDAY
This classic French comedy, released in 1953, features one of the sublime creations of cinema, Jacques Tati’s immortal Monsieur Hulot, an amiable, bumbling fellow with long legs, a springy step, and a cheerful countenance who manages to sow mild chaos wherever he goes — in this case, a little French seaside resort. Tati was an enormous influence on later filmmakers, French and otherwise. There’s a little unimportant dialogue; this is almost a silent comedy, in the spirit of Chaplin and Keaton. Not rated. 87 minutes. In French with a few subtitles.
CCA Cinematheque, Santa Fe. (Jonathan Richards)
See story, Page 48.