PlayTime

playtime

Friday 14th August 2015
Llangollen Town Hall, Castle Street, Llangollen

An exciting selection of short films
Main feature: PlayTime

plus:
Atmosphere!
Quality refreshments!
A licensed bar!
Retro-futurist music by the likes of Raymond Scott, Daphne Oram, Esquivel, Broadcast, Stereolab, The Focus Group, Tom Dissevelt, The Advisory Circle, Jean-Jacques Perrey, Les Baxter, The Peter Thomas Sound Orchester and many more!

Doors open at 7.00pm
Show starts at 7.30pm
(please note the earlier start time)

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW!

PlayTime

Director: Jacques Tati
Year: 1967
Certificate: PG
Running time: 2 hours 04 min
Language: French, English (English sub-titles for the French parts, but don’t be put off by this – there’s very little dialogue)

Monsieur Hulot has a job interview – but before he can worry about impressing his future employer, he’ll need to find them first. Landing in a reimagined modernist Paris, he has to navigate endless corridors, slippery floors, sinking chairs, sliding doors and misleading reflections in a high-tech corporate labyrinth where organised chaos reigns and Hulot sticks out as a misaligned cog in the machinery of modern life.

Bumping into old war comrades and a cute American tourist along the way, Hulot leaves the office block behind and finds himself guest of honour at the opening of Paris’ newest (and worst) restaurant – an eatery so fresh the builders haven’t even left yet!

“PlayTime is a work of unparalleled genius.”
The Dissolve

“For my money Playtime is the greatest film ever made.”
Little White Lies Magazine

“Jacques Tati’s 1967 masterpiece still holds up as a feast of subtle sight gags, playful noise and, above all, visual wonders.”
Time Out