• PlayTime

    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...

  • PlayTime

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    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...

  • PLAYTIME Selected-Scene Commentary 2

    The following selected-scene commentary, recorded for Les Films de Mon Oncle in 2013, features theater director Jérôme Deschamps.

  • PLAYTIME Selected-Scene Commentary 1

    This selected-scene commentary, recorded for Les Films de Mon Oncle in 2013, features Jacques Tati scholar Stéphane Goudet.

  • Beyond PLAYTIME

    This short documentary from 2002, written by Jacques Tati scholar Stéphane Goudet and featuring rare archival footage, explores the genesis of the director’s hugely ambitious production.

  • Paul Feig on PLAYTIME

  • Sylvette Baudrot on PLAYTIME

    Sylvette Baudrot has been a script supervisor for more than five decades and worked with director Jacques Tati on three of his films. In this 2006 interview, she recalls collaborating on PLAYTIME.

  • Terry Jones on PLAYTIME

    This introduction to PLAYTIME by actor and comedian Terry Jones was recorded in 2001.

  • 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.

  • Cours du soir

    Directed by Nicolas Ribowski • 1967 • France

    Made while Jacques Tati was in production on PlayTime, and shot on the sets built for that film, the twentyty-seven minute Cours du soir was directed by Tati assistant Nicolas Ribowski and stars Tati as an acting instructor.

  • Cours du soir

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    Directed by Nicolas Ribowski • 1967 • France

    Made while Jacques Tati was in production on PlayTime, and shot on the sets built for that film, the twentyty-seven minute Cours du soir was directed by Tati assistant Nicolas Ribowski and stars Tati as an acting instructor.

  • Like Home

    In this 2013 visual essay, Jacques Tati scholar Stéphane Goudet explores the director’s stylistic choices in PLAYTIME.

  • 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.

  • Everything’s Connected

    In this 2013 visual essay, Jacques Tati scholar Stéphane Goudet discusses the stylistic similarities between MON ONCLE and the director’s other Monsieur Hulot vehicles PLAYTIME, TRAFIC, and MONSIEUR HULOT’S HOLIDAY.