Yoyo

Yoyo

Directed by Pierre Etaix • 1965 • France

This elaborately conceived and brilliantly mounted comedy is Pierre Etaix’s most beloved movie, as well as his personal favorite. Beginning as a clever homage to silent film, complete with intertitles, YOYO blossoms into a poignant family saga (in which Etaix plays both a father and his grown son) and a celebration of the circus Etaix adored. Chock-full of nimble sight gags and ingenious sound effects, YOYO is very sweet, a little bit melancholy, and wholly imaginative.

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  • Yoyo

    Directed by Pierre Etaix • 1965 • France

    This elaborately conceived and brilliantly mounted comedy is Pierre Etaix’s most beloved movie, as well as his personal favorite. Beginning as a clever homage to silent film, complete with intertitles, YOYO blossoms into a poignant family saga (in which E...

Extras

  • Pierre Étaix on YOYO

  • Pierre Étaix, un destin animé

    This portrait of Pierre Étaix, completed in 2011 by his wife, Odile Étaix, features footage of the filmmaker with his close friend, the actor Jerry Lewis, as well as an interview with his collaborator, the screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière.