Playtime
Cinema Abroad
Showings
Film Info
Series:Cinema Abroad
Rating:NR
Run Time:124 min
Release Year:1973
Country:France
Genre:Comedy
Sponsored By:Clyde Coffee
Subtitles:Subtitled
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Jacques Tati
Cast Members:Jacques Tati
Barbara Dennek
Georges Montant
Description

Clyde Coffee and The Roxy Theater are thrilled to present Cinema Abroada new series of classic and contemporary foreign films.

Jacques Tati’s gloriously choreographed, nearly wordless comedies about confusion in an age of high technology reached their apotheosis with Playtime. For this monumental achievement, a nearly three-year-long, bank-breaking production, Tati again thrust the lovably old-fashioned Monsieur Hulot, along with a host of other lost souls, into a baffling modern world, this time Paris. With every inch of its superwide frame crammed with hilarity and inventiveness, Playtime is a lasting record of a modern era tiptoeing on the edge of oblivion.