Traffic (Trafic)

  • Dir: Jacques Tati

  • France/Italy, 1971, French/English, 97 min, DCP

  • Cast: Jacques Tati, Marcel Fraval, François Maisongrosse

Will Mr. Hulot ever make it to the auto show in Amsterdam, with his newly-designed, gagdetpacked camper that he’s delivering there personally from Paris? The epic traffic jam in Godard’s Weekend (1967) doesn’t look quite the same once you’ve seen the comic pile-up in Traffic. Tati’s take on motor culture is every bit as hilarious as Hulot’s previous outings, while boasting one of the loveliest moments of slow motion in the history of film: an antidote to our addiction to speed and modernity’s oppressive obsession over rapidity.

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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.