24 Collections

  • PlayTime
    Movie + 9 extras

    PlayTime

    Movie + 9 extras

    Directed by Jacques Tati • 1967 • France
    Starring Jacques Tati, Barbara Dennek, Georges Montant

    Jacques Tati’s gloriously choreographed, nearly wordless comedies about confusion in an age of high technology reached their apotheosis with PLAYTIME. For this monumental achievement, a nearly three-y...

  • Jour de fête
    Movie + 4 extras

    Jour de fête

    Movie + 4 extras

    Directed by Jacques Tati • 1949 • France
    Starring Jacques Tati

    In his enchanting debut feature, Jacques Tati stars as a fussbudget of a postman who is thrown for a loop when a traveling fair comes to his village. Even in this early work, Tati was brilliantly toying with the devices (silent visua...

  • Forza Bastia

    Movie

    Directed by Jacques Tati and Sophie Tatischeff • 1978 • France

    Jacques Tati directed this twenty-seven minute short, documenting a Dutch-French soccer match, in 1978. He never finished editing it, but his daughter Sophie Tatischeff discovered the footage and completed the film for release in 2000.

  • Gai dimanche

    Movie

    Directed by Jacques Berr • 1935 • France

    Jacques Tati and Enrico Sprocani, a famous clown who went by the name Rhum, cowrote and costar in this twenty-one minute short. Directed by Jacques Berr, it tells the story of a couple of city tramps who hatch a clever moneymaking scheme.

  • School for Postmen
    Movie + 2 extras

    School for Postmen

    Movie + 2 extras

    Directed by Jacques Tati • 1947 • France

    This fifteen minute short, about a clumsy rural postman named Francois, was the first film Jacques Tati directed on his own; he also wrote and stars in it. Tati would reprise the role of Francois in Jour de Fete a few years later.

  • Parade
    Movie + 3 extras

    Parade

    Movie + 3 extras

    Directed by Jacques Tati • 1974 • France, Sweden
    Starring Jacques Tati

    For his final film, Jacques Tati takes his camera to the circus, where the director himself serves as master of ceremonies. Though it features many spectacles, including clowns, jugglers, acrobats, contortionists, and more, P...

49 Videos

  • Jacques Tati at the 1972 San Francisco Film Festival

    In 1972, PLAYTIME made its U.S. debut at the San Francisco Film Festival. Director Jacques Tati attended the event and participated in a discussion about the film, moderated by program director Albert Johnson. The following are audio excerpts from that conversation.

  • Tati Story

    This 2002 film by Jacques Tati scholar Stéphane Goudet traces Tati’s life and work through clips from his films and rare photos and archival material.

  • Tati Story

    This 2002 film by Jacques Tati scholar Stéphane Goudet traces Tati's life and work through clips from his films and rare photos and archival material.

  • Tempo International: Tativille

    In this 1967 episode of the British television program “Tempo International,” filmmaker Mike Hodges interviews director Jacques Tati on the set of PLAYTIME.

  • “Ciné regards”: Jacques Tati, 1978

    In this 1978 episode of the French television show “Ciné regards,” Jacques Tati watches clips from his Monsieur Hulot films and talks about his role as both filmmaker and performer.

  • Michel Chion on JACQUES TATI

    In this interview, conducted in Paris in 2014, film composer and critic Michel Chion analyzes the sound design in Jacques Tati’s films.

  • Magazine: An Homage to Jacques Tati

    In this 1982 episode of the French television show “Magazine,” artist and set designer Jacques Lagrange pays tribute to his friend Jacques Tati through anecdotes about his collaboration with the filmmaker.

  • 30 millions d’amis: Le Hasard de Jacques Tati

    In this 1977 episode of the French television show “30 millions d’amis,” director Jacques Tati introduces his dog, Hasard, and talks about the canine stars of MON ONCLE.