Alliance Francaise French Film Festival 2016
Peugeot Alliance Francaise French Film Festival
Film Category
  • MON ONCLE
  • MON ONCLE
  • MON ONCLE
  • MON ONCLE
  • MON ONCLE
Cannes Film Festival 1958: Special Jury Prize

MON ONCLE

 MON ONCLE

FRANCE • COMEDY, CLASSIC • 112 MINS • 1958 • G
DIRECTOR: JACQUES TATI
CAST: JACQUES TATI, JEAN PIERRE ZOLA, ADRIENNE SERVANTIE, ALAIN BÉCOURT, LUCIEN FRÉGIS

With classic slapstick setpieces and wonderful scenes of inner and suburban Paris, Jacques Tati’s Mon Oncle is undoubtedly one of the most beloved comedies of all time.

Young Gerald Arpel (Alain Bécourt) lives a well-organised life with his equally well-organised parents in a house filled with contraptions and devices that make it, well, well-organised! Enter his eccentric and old-fashioned uncle, Monsieur Hulot (Jacques Tati). With effortlessly gangly grace, Jacques Tati muddles bewilderedly through the most mechanical of homes, creating havoc along the way. Whether employed in Mr Arpel’s factory or helping Mrs Arpel host a garden party, Monsieur Hulot shows that a mod con is no match for an old pro!

With the unmistakable combination of fedora, trenchcoat, umbrella and pipe, Mon Oncle marks the moment where the character of Monsieur Hulot went from cult figure to cultural icon. A massive international sensation on release, the film won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film in 1958. This film is a joyous experience, whether you’re meeting Mon Oncle as a new acquaintance or an old friend.  

 

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