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

  • Dir: Jacques Tati

  • France, 1953, French, 87 min, DCP

  • Cast: Jacques Tati, Nathalie Pascaud, Micheline Rolla

None shall sleep at the seaside resort Hôtel de la Plage, with vacationers forever awakened from their sleep by the antics of Mr. Hulot, the lovable, lanky, pipe-smoking character played by Tati for the first time in this classic French comedy. Tati finds inspiration for his humor through the loving observation of character types and situations that stem uniquely from daily life, while he perfects his art of staging in depth an array of visual gags that work hand in hand with a carefully designed soundtrack tickling viewers through the funny, abstract use of everyday, ambient sounds.

Prix Louis Delluc
Cannes Film Festival: In Competition

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!

 

Screening:

Note

1. Unless otherwise stated, all films (except English-speaking films) are subtitled in English.

2. For screenings at ALL commercial cinemas, tickets are available at URBTIX till 5:00pm one day before respective screenings. After that, tickets will be available only at the box office of the screening venue on the day of screening, subject to availability.

3. Screenings at HK Arts Centre, HK Film Archive and Tai Kwun: For screenings that are about to start in 1 hour, all remaining tickets can only be bought at the box offices of the respective screening venues.

4. For the sold-out screenings at HK Arts Centre and HK Film Archive, a limited number of standing tickets are available at the URBTIX Outlets of the respective venues 30 minutes prior to the screening time. Seating is not guaranteed and subject to availability 30 minutes after the screening time. Each person can purchase 1 standing ticket. The availability of standing tickets is subject to change without prior notice.

5. Screenings at HK Science Museum: There is no URBTIX Outlet at the venue. Tickets are available at URBTIX till 1 hour prior to the respective screenings. Door ticket counter opens 30 minutes before the screening. Limited tickets to non-sold out screenings will be available at the door, subject to availability (Cash Only).

6. While it is the HKIFFS’s policy to secure the best possible print of the original version for all its screenings, the HKIFFS will appreciate its patrons’ understanding on occasions when less than perfect screening copies are screened.