Friday 14th August 2015
Llangollen Town Hall, Castle Street, Llangollen
An exciting selection of short films
Main feature: PlayTime
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)
Director: Jacques Tati
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.”
“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.”