Jacques Tati Retrospective

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Presented as part of the Capital Film Festival at Dendy Canberrra and proudly sponsored by Alliance Française Canberra we bring to you the films of writer, director and actor Jacques Tati!

Though he made only a handful of films, director, writer, and actor Jacques Tati ranks among the most beloved of all cinematic geniuses. With a background in music hall and mime performance, Tati steadily built an ever-more-ambitious movie career that ultimately raised sight-gag comedy to the level of high art. 

Tati only made six feature-length features in his career, but it’s a testament to his singular vision that he is ranked among the greatest auteurs with only a handful of pictures to his credit.


Jour de Fête


In a small French town, the local postman, scatterbrained and bumbling François, spends his working hours casually delivering the mail, while being the subject of the...

Mon Oncle


Monsieur Hulot visits the technology-driven world of his sister, brother-in-law, and nephew, but he can't quite fit into the surroundings.

Monsieur Hulot's Holiday


Monsieur Hulot comes to a beachside hotel for a vacation, where he accidentally (but good-naturedly) causes havoc.



Two children go behind the scenes of a small circus.



Monsieur Hulot curiously wanders around a high-tech Paris, paralleling a trip with a group of American tourists. Meanwhile, a nightclub/restaurant prepares its opening night, but it's still under construction.



Mr. Hulot drives a recreational vehicle from Paris to Amsterdam in his usual comical, disastrous style.