• Dir: Jacques Tati

  • France/Italy, 1967, 123 minmins, DCP

  • Cast: Jacques Tati, Barbara Dennek, Georges Montant

Mr. Hulot is only one amongst dozens of characters roaming through Tativille – the film’s enormous sets that led to the filmmaker’s bankruptcy, but Tati was justifiably proud of the uncompromising realization of his magnum opus. Shot in 70 mm, Tati fills his architectural spaces with elaborate sight gags, choreographing their intricate details as if they were motifs being developed in a complex orchestral score. Film theorist Noel Burch asserts that the film must be seen “several times, each from a different seat in the auditorium,” in order to savor its wealth of details.

Moscow International Film Festival: Silver Prize Best Director

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.