Jacques Tati, France 1953, 88 min

While on holiday at a seaside resort, Monsieur Hulot – Jacques Tati’s endearing, pipe-smoking clown – finds his presence provoking one catastrophe after another. A wildly funny satire of vacationers determined to enjoy themselves, the first entry in the Hulot series includes a series of brilliantly choreographed sight gags about boats, dogs, tennis, and other hazards of leisure. Janus Films is proud to present this masterpiece of gentle slapstick in a new restoration.

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The restoration of M. Hulot's Holiday was fully funded and managed by Fondation Groupama Gan and Thomson Foundation, with les Films de Mon Oncle (rights owners); and has been made at Technicolor Creative Services (Thomson) in Los Angeles, with the support of the Cinémathèque française. To read more about the restoration, click here.


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