Mr. Hulot’s Holiday in Los Angeles

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He may be tall with a pipe that almost never leaves his lips, but on this inside Mr. Hulot is clearly still very much a child.

In the French classic film Les Vacances de Mr. Hulot (Mr. Hulot’s Holiday), Jacques Tati plays a man who’s beach-bound on summer vacation just like most French people at the time. Once there, he associates mainly with the children, building sandcastles and eating ice cream. Like them, he is devastated at the thought that all the fun should come to an end in September.


If you live in Los Angeles, you can catch this beautiful film on the big screen on Saturday, July 17th at 7:30pm at the Egyptian Theater. As if that weren’t enough fun for anyone, this presentation is part of a double-feature with another Jacques Tati masterpiece, Jour de Fête, a portrait of a French village preparing for its annual festival.

Mr. Hulot’s Holiday has no dialogue but a famous soundtrack by Alain Romans that’s sure to remain with you after you leave the theater, along with nostalgia for the carefree days of summers past.

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