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Rated NR · 60 minutes


The world premiere of a new factual film on the life and work of Jacques Tati. This documentary tells of Tati's rise and fall in the world of cinema. From his origins as a mime on the Parisian music-hall stage to his Oscar-winning film Mon Oncle, the film then tells how Tati lost it all on his masterpiece Playtime. The film includes clips from every Tati film and interviews with Tati experts and those who worked with Tati. It culminates with clips of contemporary artists paying tribute to Tati's work. Featured are: Sylvain Chomet, Mike Mills, Frank Black, Professor David Bellos, Marie-France Siegler, Stephane Goudet, Gamarjobat, Craig McKracken, Sparks, Macha Makieff, Martine Beugnet and Tati himself.

Director: Michael House
Writer: Juliette Andrews
Producer: Phil Case and Mike House
Cast: David Bellos, Frank Black, Sylvain Chomet, Arthur Deschamps and Ben Eckstein

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