This Thursday 22nd August at 6.30 pm the Cinephile Film Club, Panjim, Sachin Chatte will host the screening of the French comedy Playtime directed by Jacques Tati. The details are as given below –
Film: Playtime (French with English subtitles)
Directed by: Jacques Tati
Duration: 2 hrs
One of the most influential comedians and film maker, Jacques Tati’s Playtime achieved more critical success than most of his other films and is now hailed as a masterpiece.
Filmed in 70mm, it was shot on a massive set made entirely of glass and steel – a bunch of American tourists walk through a futuristic Paris that has high rise buildings and a very cold and indifferent environment. Tati slips into the mode of Monsieur Hulot, the lovable character that he was known for. The architecture in the film was widely praised – among other things, it depicts cubicles in offices, which actually came into existence a good 20 years later.
Even thought the film was box office failure because of its high costs, critics and film makers gushed over it The legendary François Truffaut praised it as “a film that comes from another planet, where they make films differently”.