June 25, 2010

The Illusionist by Jacques Tati

I want to see this so badly: L'Illusionniste.  Made by the creators of The Triplets of Belville, which I still haven't seen, it is the story of a magician.  The screenplay was written by the brilliant Jacques Tati, and it was filmed in Edinburgh Studios, and produced by the French studio, Path√©.  Alas, though Sony Pictures has agreed to carry the film, they have not yet set a release date.  (For more information, click here.)  (HT: DN)

If you haven't seen any of Jaques Tati's films, you really must.  They are brilliant, subtle, and hilarious meditations on tradition and modernity, and the joy of the everyday.  Summer is the perfect time to watch them, especially Mon Oncle and Playtime.  Here's a funny clip from Mon Oncle:

1 comment:

  1. That clip is even more hilarious in context! The buidup's brilliant.