Presenting sponsors: Colby Cinema Studies and Colby Center for the Arts and Humanities
Film Sponsor: Colby Department of French and Italian
All screenings at the Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Visual wit, Gallic charm and smart slapstick prevail again when Jacques Tati’s eccentric, old-fashioned hero, Monsieur Hulot, is set loose in Villa Arpel, the geometric, oppressively ultramodern home of his brother-in-law, and in the antiseptic plastic hose factory where he gets a job. The second Hulot movie and Tati’s first color film, MON ONCLE is a supremely amusing satire of mechanized living and consumer society, in some ways seeming a contemporary update of Chaplin’s MODERN TIMES. It earned the director an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. In English with English subtitles. 1958. Unrated. 116 Min.