Jacques Tati and Julie Delpy spend one night in Tallinn!

Tallinn

Jan 17 2016 / Apr 12 2016

Tallinn

Two great French film comedies just for you in Tallinn, only one night each... so don't miss the date !

  • Lolo (Julie Delpy), 7 April, 6.30 pm at Forum - Coca Cola Plazza
  • Playtime (jacques Tati), 12 April, 9pm at Sõprus theatre

For “Lolo,” her sixth film as director, Julie Delpy has created a dark comedy perfectly suited to her talents. The offbeat farce stars Danny Boon as Jean-René, a recently divorced father who falls for Violette (Delpy), a driven but neurotic producer in the fashion industry. The main problem is Violette’s 19-year-old son, the titular Lolo (Vincent Lacoste), a brilliant but disturbed youth who will go to great lengths to keep the couple apart.

The comedy is by turns sweet and vulgar, kept on track thanks to Delpy’s assured hand. A two-time Oscar nominee for co-scripting “Before Sunset” and “Before Midnight,” she also co-wrote the “Lolo” screenplay with Eugénie Grandval.

7 April, 6.30 pm at Forum - Coca Cola Plazza


The second film we recommend is Playtime, Tati's all-time classic comedy, released in 1967, and probably his most daring film.

Playtime is notable for Tati's trademark use of subtle, yet complex visual comedy supported by creative sound effects; dialogue is frequently reduced to the level of background noise.The film is also famous for its enormous, specially constructed set and background stage, known as 'Tativille', which contributed significantly to the film's large budget.

The film is structured in six sequences, linked by two characters who repeatedly encounter one another in the course of a day: Barbara, a young American tourist visiting Paris with a group composed primarily of middle-aged American women, and Monsieur Hulot, a befuddled Frenchman lost in the new modernity of Paris.

12 April, 9pm at Sõprus theatre

 

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