114’ / 1953
Saturday 09.04 @ 18:00
Saturday 16.04 @ 18:00
Les vacances de M. Hulot follows the misadventures of lovable, gauche Frenchman, Monsieur Hulot (played by Tati himself) as he spends the obligatory August vacation at a beach resort. The film affectionately lampoons several hidebound elements of French political and economic classes, and also gently mocks the confidence of postwar western society in the primacy of work over leisure and the value of complex technology over simple pleasures, themes that would resurface in his later films.
Best Writing, Story and Screenplay Oscar Nominee – Academy Awards, 1956
Nominated for the Grand Prize of the Festival – Cannes Film Festival, 1953
Prix Louis Delluc Festival, France, 1953