A huge international hit and an Oscar-winner for Best Foreign Film as well as the recipient of a Special Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, My Uncle is Jacques Tati’s deliriously funny and heartfelt satire of life on the cutting edge. Tati’s first film to be released in color, My Uncle was shot simultaneously in two languages; the version which will be screened is the rarely seen English version. Nearly free of dialogue, the film finds bumbling, gangly Monsieur Hulôt inadvertently wreaking havoc on the house of his well-heeled bourgeois relatives—a fully automated, exuberantly modernist villa in a bright new Parisian suburb—not to mention his brother-in-law’s plastic hose factory. With masterfully choreographed cinematography by Jean Bourgoin (Mr. Arkadin, Black Orpheus) accentuating every sharp angle and color-coordinated tableau in the film’s staggering production design, My Uncle is a vibrant rendering of modernism run amuck.
Bing Theater | $5 admission. | Tickets: 323 857-6010 or purchase online.