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Best of A+DFF – Jacques Tati: Tombe de la Lune

21 May 2023 at 5:30 pm

Dave Barber Cinematheque St, 100 Arthur


The best of the 12th annual Architecture+Design Film Festival!

The glorious failure that was Tativille, Jacques Tati’s ambitious film set consisting of fully realized modernist architecture, is the stuff of legends. In Jacques Tati: Tombe de la Lune, director Jean-Baptiste Péretié, whose previous films include profiles of Buster Keaton, Al Pacino and John Wayne, effectively goes beyond the rote story we’ve heard time and time again. Through an impressive amount of behind-the-scenes footage, we witness the full scope of Tati’s spectacular rise as entertainer and gentle commentator on modernity. Péretié leaves us with a renewed appreciation for the doomed Tativille and its genius, obsessive architect Tati.

Directed by Jean-Baptiste Péretié
2021, France, 60 minutes, French (with English subtitles)

The Dave Barber Cinematheque will be screening Tati's 1967 film "Playtime" at 7pm the same day. Tickets for that screening can be found on the Cinematheque website.