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Jacques Tati turns 102

Paris is turning into Tativille for the 102nd birthday of director Jacques Tati. There will be the requisite film screenings at the Paris Cinematheque, including a new print of M. HULOT’S HOLIDAY, the six-part documentary THE 6 LESSONS OF PROFESSOR GOUDET, and interviews about Tati with contemporary filmmakers including Michel Gondry, Wes Anderson, David Lynch, Otar Iosseliani, and Olivier Assayas.

There will be tours of architectural points of interest from his films as well as an exhibition of “props, costumes, screenplays, outtakes, and drawings and paintings by his friend and art director Jacques Lagrange.” But possibly the most exciting part of Tatimania is the life size re-creation of the famous modern design disaster, the house from MON ONCLE, which will be up in Paris until November. More information at the Tativille website.