Legendary French filmmaker Jacques Tati is to be celebrated in an exhibition organized by the Ghent Film Festival.
More than 60 years after Jacques Tati’s first feature film, the Ghent Film Festival is to showcase an exhibition celebrating the work of the infamous director, actor, writer and comedian.
Jacque Tati: In Double Quick Time will display original pieces relating to the director’s life and works, including the office set of the director’s 1967 film PlayTime, the design interior of Villa Arpel, the bike of François the postman from Jour de Fête, and Tati’s legendary pipe.
The Belgian festival is staging the exhibition in collaboration with the Province of East Flanders. Cinemathèque Française and Les Films de Mon Oncle are producing the event, which will run from October 15, 2010 to January 16, 2011 in Caermersklooster, the Ghent Cultural Centre.
Despite only making six films over a 20-year period, Tati is renowned for a succession of popular comedies such as Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot (1953) and the Oscar winning Mon Oncle (1958).
2010 is proving something of a renaissance year for the director, with the release of Sylvain Chomet’s L’illusionniste, the animated feature based on one of Tati’s unpublished works.