PLAYTIME: The Complete Works of Jacques Tati

Saturday 20 May 2017 – Sunday 4 June 2017
Gallery Theatre, Basement 
Free admission. Tickets available at peatix.com/group/50483/events 

The National Museum of Singapore (NMS) Cinémathèque is proud to present a retrospective of the French screenwriter, director and actor Jacques Tati; presenting all six of his feature-length films – Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday, Playtime, Mon Oncle, Jour de Fête, Traffic, and the little-seen Parade. In just six feature films, Jacques Tati has shaped comedic films as we know them today. Tati’s style of visual comedy and modernist experimentation continue to inspire generations of film-makers and performers as diverse as Steven Spielberg, David Lynch, Otar Losseliani and Rowan Atkinson.

In addition to Tati’s feature-length films, the NMS Cinémathèque will be screening five rarely-seen short films that contributed to the creation of his cinematic masterpieces. The retrospective will also screen Sylvain Chomet’s The Illusionist, which is based on an unproduced script written by Tati in 1956. With a movement workshop for families and discussion panels on urban space in films and the enduring relevance of Tati’s films today, this presentation by the NMS Cinematheque offers the most comprehensive retrospective of Tati’s work in Southeast Asia to date.

Schedule

Date
Time
Programme
20 May
1pm Playtime
124 min | Rating TBA
  4pm Trafic / Traffic
97 min | PG
21 May 2pm Les Vacances de M. Hulot / Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday
88 min | Rating TBA
  4pm

Mon Oncle / My Uncle
120 min | Rating TBA
27 May 11am

Workshop
Play Time!: Move with Tati

  2pm

Panel
The Surface of the City: Feeling the City through Art and the Moving Image
  4pm

Playtime
124 min | Rating TBA
 28 May
11am
Workshop
Play Time!: Move with Tati

2pm Panel 
Tati’s Films: The Influence of Tati on Cinema Today
  4pm
Parade
86 min | G
3 June 2pm  Short Films
- L’école des Facteurs / School for Postmen (1946)
Cours du Soir / Evening Classes (1967)
On Demande Une Brute / Brute Wanted (1934)
Gai Dimanche / Lively Sunday! (1935)
Soigne Ton Gauche / Watch Your Left (1936)
96 min | Rating TBA
  4pm

Jour de Fete / The Big Day
86 min | PG
4 June 2pm

Trafic / Traffic
97 min | PG
  4pm

The Illusionist
80 min | PG


Panel

The Surface of the City: Feeling the City through Art and the Moving Image
Saturday 27 May | 2pm – 3pm
Gallery Theatre, Basement, National Museum of Singapore 
Free admission with registration at ptix.co/2qyyjUK 

Tati’s Playtime features individuals navigating the glass and steel buildings of a modern suburbia punctuated by the occasional views of the old city of Paris. This fictional urban landscape defined by the old and new is a parallel to the diversity of buildings that define Singapore’s own cityscape.

The Surface of the City is a panel that celebrates the complicated task of capturing the evolution of the city through the unique experiences that art installations and moving images offer. Through the practice of artist-architects Atelier YokYok, Singapore films that represent the transformation of the city’s landscape, and the built environments of Tati’s Playtime, The Surface of the City casts a critical eye on how we represent and respond to the changing urban environment we inhabit.

Speakers: Jean François Milou, Kenneth Tay and Atelier YokYok

Tati’s Films: The Influence of Tati on Cinema Today
Sunday 28 May | 2pm – 3pm 
Gallery Theatre, Basement, National Museum of Singapore 
Free admission with registration at tcwjt-tatifilms.peatix.com

In just six feature length films, Jacques Tati has bestowed his brand of cinema upon the popular imagination. The word “Tatiesque” is now commonly invoked to describe a kind of dry, abstract comedy. Film-makers, performers and artists inspired by Tati’s brand of humour run the gamut of mainstream Hollywood (Steven Spielberg), alternative American Cinema (David Lynch), popular television performers (Rowan Atkinson) to the Art House Cinema circuit (Otar Iosseliani).

Bringing together local and international film specialists, Tati’s Films is a panel that seeks to explore the legacy of Jacques Tati and his influence that continues to resonate among contemporary film-makers, artists and performers to this day. Stéphane Goudet

Speakers: Stéphane Goudet, Adam Knee, Megan Wonowidjoyo

Workshop

Play Time!: Move with Tati
Saturday 27 May & Sunday 28 May | 11am – 1pm
Activity Space, Level 3, National Museum of Singapore
Ticketing information: $20 per ticket. Each ticket admits up to a family of four. Register at movewithtati27may.peatix.com (27 May session)  and movewithtati28may.peatix.com (28 May session)

Tati’s films are known for their physical comedy. Characters bumble through the city, interacting with furnishings and other people that end in hilarious faux pas. His gags are illustrated by everyday props that emit funny sounds, such as an old car squeaking as Tati honks its horn. Play Time!: Move with Tati is a movement workshop just for families. Come play in the museum as you and your child learn about physical comedy together, and bring home your very own Tati-inspired mini film!

Open to children aged 8 and above. Tickets are $20 each and admit a minimum of one child and one parent. Each ticket admits up to a family of four. Each child must be accompanied by a parent. Register on Peatix now! 

Ticketing Information

Free admission with tickets. Tickets can be collected via the link below.

GET YOUR TICKETS HERE

 
Image courtesy of Les Films du Mon Oncle.

No contents found.