My Uncle

  • Dir: Jacques Tati

  • France/Italy, 1958, 116 minmins, DCP

  • Cast: Jacques Tati, Jean-Pierre Zola, Adrienne Servantie

The charm of the old neighborhood is juxtaposed with the sterility of the modern suburbs in Tati’s classic comedy. The Arpels wish to convert the ill-adapted Hulot to modern bourgeois ways, but their son Gerard would rather spend time with “mon oncle” and the ragamuffins pulling pranks in the traditional quartier. A wonder of production design that satirizes the modernist architecture and gadget-obsessed consumerist culture of France’s postwar economic boom, My Uncle also showcases Tati’s unique cinematic style, in which sound plays an important role in contributing to the film’s humor. An all-time favorite of David Lynch, Wes Anderson, and Aki Kaurismäki.

Cannes Film Festival: Jury Special Prize
Academy Awards: Best Foreign Language Film

3/11 (SUN): Seminar with Derek Lam and Ernest Chan

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!



In-theatre Screening


1. Screenings at Broadway Cinematheque are available at Broadway Cinematheque and website of Broadway Circuit only. For related ticketing information, please refer to www.cinema.com.hk.

2. Screenings at Emperor Cinemas iSQUARE, Emperor Cinemas Times Square and PREMIERE Elements : 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.

3. 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.

4. Unless otherwise stated, all films (except English-speaking films) are subtitled in English.

5. 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.