☛ “MON ONCLE” IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE MOVIES. IT’S A 1958 FILM COMEDY BY FRENCH FILMMAKER JACQUES TATI. IT WAS THE first of Tati’s films to be released in colour.
The film centers on the socially awkward yet lovable character of MONSIEUR HULOT and his QUIXOTIC struggle with postwar France’s infatuation with modern architecture, mechanical efficiency and American-style CONSUMERISM.
As with most Tati films, MON ONCLE is largely a visual comedy; color and lighting are employed to help tell the story. The dialogue is barely audible, and largely subordinated to the role of a sound effect.
CHARMING, VIVID, HONEST, BREATHTAKING… YOU WILL LOVE IT.