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Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday (Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot) | Chicago Screening

Films on the Green Chicago, Outdoor Film Series

Mr Hulot's Holiday © Janus Films

Walsh (John) Park
1722 N. Ashland Avenue
Chicago, 60614

Wednesday, June 26, 2024 | 8:30 pm (Sunset)


Wednesday, June 26 | Walsh Park (West Town)

Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday (Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot)
Directed by Jacques Tati 
With Jacques Tati, Nathalie Pascaud, and Micheline Rolla
1953, Comedy, 1h27, France

While the holidaymakers invade the Hôtel de la Plage, Hulot, fanciful and offbeat, turns up in his spluttering Salmson, and through his joyful clumsiness, he keeps disturbing the quietude of the city dwellers on holiday. In canoe, on horseback, on the beach, on the tennis court, at the hotel’s restaurant, in a cemetery, or during a picnic, Hulot links gags and disasters all together. His own presence denounces the conventional and the seriousness. His elegant upstream crossing and a gallery of unforgettable portraits make up this 1950s summertime masterpiece of poetic burlesque.

Film in French, English, and German with English subtitles. 
Free and open to the public. Bring your own chair or blanket and join us at dusk! 

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