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...
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...
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.