Ciné Club - Jacques Tati’s Mon Oncle, Friday, April 5th @ 6:30pm @ HQ L02

Event time: 
Friday, April 5, 2024 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Location: 
HQ L01 See map
320 York Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

Do you like cinema, the French language or both? Do you want to know the most emblematic actors, actresses and directors of French cinema? The Yale French Department  Ciné Club, organized by Rébecca and Jérémy for this school year in collaboration with the Yale French Club, invites you to (re) discover a film, old or recent, that has made history. Documentaries, musicals, period films or current affairs films, there will be something for everyone! Each screening, open to everyone in the Yale Community, will be followed by a discussion-debate (in French, of course!)  

The next screening will take place Fruday,  April 5th at 6:30pm, in HQ L01.

Jacques Tati’s “Mon Oncle” (1958)

 After a restful Spring Break, the Ciné Club is back for its penultimate screening of the season, this Friday 5 April! You will discover (or rediscover) Jacques Tati’s Mon Oncle, a tender and décalé inspection of French modernity on the eve of the 1960s. Tati’s first color film is also his most awarded one, winning an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, the Special Prize at the 1958 Cannes Film Festival, and the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

After Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot, we once again follow Tati’s on-screen alter ego – the clumsy, dreamy and bohemian Monsieur Hulot, who lives in a colorful, cheerful, blue-collar neighborhood of the Parisian banlieue. To visit his nine-year-old nephew, he often goes to the Villa Arpel, his sister Mme Arpel’s luxurious ultra-modern geometric house. The rich M. Arpel wishes to avoid Hulot’s “bad influence” on his son, and so finds him a job in his plastic manufactory…

Two worlds collide in this quirky and far-seeing tale: an old, artisanal and warm way of life threatened by post-war mechanical efficiency and consumerism, depicted through a parodically futuristic lens. Mon Oncle is also a creative exploration of sound – in the soundtrack dialogs fade into the background, letting the noises of modernity emerge.

The screening is scheduled this Friday 5 April at 6:30pm in HQ L01.

The film is screened for educational purposes within the French Department; it will be preceded by an introduction and followed by a discussion

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Previous screenings in 2023-24:

René Laloux’s “Les Maîtres du Temps” (1982) Thursday 3/7/24

Marc Caro and Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s “La Cité des Enfants perdus” (1995) Friday 2/16/24

Three Shorts: Georges Méliès’ “Le Voyage dans la Lune” (1902), Chris Marker’s “La Jetée” (1962), Julia Ducournau’s “Junior” (2011) Friday 2/2/24

Rivette’s Céline et Julie vont en bateau, Wednesday 12/6/23

Giacomo Abbruzzese’s Disco Boy, Thursday 11/9/23

Georges Franju’s Les Yeux sans Visage, Friday 10/27/23

Jean Cocteau’s La Belle et la Bête, Friday 10/13/23

Titane, Julia Ducournau Friday 9/29/23 

Previous screenings in 2022-23:

35 rhums on  4/19/23  

The missing picture  on 4/5/23 

Sans toit ni loi, Agnès Varda  on 3/1/2023

La règle du jeu (Jean Renoir, 1939) on 2/15/2023

120 Battements par minute (Robin Campillo, 2017) on 1/25/2023

Plein Soleil (René Clément, 1960) on 11/30/2022

Polisse (Maïwenn, 2011) on 11/10/2022

Ascenseur pour l’échafaud (Louis Malle, 1958) on 10/6/2022

Admission: 
Free
Open to: 
Yale Community Only