Mr. Hulot’s Holiday
Dir: Jacques Tati
France, 1953, 88 minmins, DCP
Cast: Jacques Tati, Nathalie Pascaud, Micheline Rolla
None shall sleep at the seaside resort Hôtel de la Plage, with vacationers forever awakened from their sleep by the antics of Mr. Hulot, the lovable, lanky, pipe-smoking character played by Tati for the first time in this classic French comedy. Tati finds inspiration for his humor through the loving observation of character types and situations that stem uniquely from daily life, while he perfects his art of staging in depth an array of visual gags that work hand in hand with a carefully designed soundtrack tickling viewers through the funny, abstract use of everyday, ambient sounds.
Prix Louis Delluc
Cannes Film Festival: In Competition
TASCHEN will offer three newly released “Jacques Tati. The Complete Works” box sets (worth HK$2,000) in three selected Cine Fan screenings of “The Logic of Illusion: Jacques Tati” to lovers of Jacques Tati. The more screenings you watch, the higher the chance!
1. Screenings at ALL commercial cinemas : tickets are available at URBTIX till 5pm one day before respective screening, after which tickets will be available only at the box office of the respective venue on the day of screening, subject to availability.
2. Screenings at HK Arts Centre and M+ Cinema : tickets are available at URBTIX outlets until one hour before the screening, after which tickets are available at URBTIX website and mobile app. On-the-day tickets will also be available at the Self-service Ticketing Kiosk of the respective venue, subject to availability.
3. Unless otherwise stated, all films (except English-speaking films) are subtitled in English.
4. While it is the HKIFFS’s policy to secure the best possible print of the original version for all its screenings, the HKIFFS appreciates its patrons’ understanding on occasions when less than perfect screening copies are screened.