M. Hulot’s Holiday (Les vacances de Monsieur Hulot)

Saturday, February 5, 2011, 12:30 p.m.

Dir. Jacques Tati. 1953, 90 mins.

Tati made his first appearance as the gangly raincoat-wearing Hulot, stumbling from mishap to mishap, in this episodic comic masterpiece about the urgency of trying to relax during a seaside holiday. Tati’s formally groundbreaking work dispenses plot and favors sound effects over dialogue.

Free with museum admission.

Recommended for ages 10+

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