M. HU­LOT’S HOL­I­DAY

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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)

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