When in Paris don't miss the Jacques Tati exhibition at the Cinematheque in the 12th Arrondissement. It's until August so no excuse!
Jacques Tati would have been 102 years old this year. He made during his career 6 long and 3 short films. Extremely modern for his time, Tati fought to impose himself (ruining himself in the process) The massive and ambitious set of Playtime left him destitute, explaining why we have so few of his films.
Just to name a few:Mon Oncle, Parade, Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot, Jour de Fete...
You can view his films at the Cinematheque and younger visitors have films and guided tour especially for them.
Check TatiVille website for more info on the man and his film. I love the designs.
Just for the story, the two men getting ready to play tennis are my grandad on the left and Tati on the right. I have this picture on my desk and it was just appropriate to share it with you!
Oh! Je l'ai ratée.... zut, j'adore Tati!
Et bravo pour ton joli blog, I love the spirit!
Posted by: Parciparla | May 11, 2009 at 07:08 PM
J'ai le poster de Mon Oncle dans mon salon et je ne manquerais pas la cinematheque cet ete a Paris. Extra cette photo de ton grand-pere!
Posted by: nath | April 22, 2009 at 03:09 PM
What a wonderful blog you have here!
Posted by: Yoli | April 22, 2009 at 03:20 AM
J'adooooore! j'ai vu 3 films.
Posted by: Myssja | April 21, 2009 at 05:11 PM