Watch: Jacques Tati's Masterpiece 'Playtime' 4K Restoration Trailer
"A hallucinatory comic vision." Love that quote. Whether or not you're familiar with Jacques Tati's films this is a must see trailer for a must see film. Tati's 1967 visual masterpiece Playtime was recently restored in 4K high definition (happening more and more often with classic films) and will be re-released this fall as part of BFI Southbank's Jacques Tati season in London. As explained by Empire: "intricate, incisive and inspirational, [Playtime is] a 70mm delight that was the much-loved director's most ambitious project, featuring a gigantic set built exactly to his instructions." You can read more about Playtime here. If the high def footage in this trailer is any indication, it's going to look magnificent on the big screen. Don't miss out.
Description from YouTube: Considered by many to be Jacques Tati's masterpiece, PlayTime [first released December 1967 in France] is a perfectly orchestrated city symphony. Shot on 70mm on a huge constructed set of concrete, glass and steel, the film was the most ambitious project Tati ever took on. Now diligently restored in-line with the filmmaker's particular, perfectionist approach, audiences can once again enjoy the expansive scope of his comic vision. StudioCanal's PlayTime returns to cinemas from November 7th in a new 4K restoration, opening at BFI Southbank as part of a wider Jacques Tati season. It will screen in the French Film Festival UK this November and in selected cinemas nationwide. Here's the newest restoration poster:
Jacques Tati's Playtime will be re-released in the UK starting this November. No official US re-release has been announced yet, but we expected to hear about something coming soon. Stay tuned. Excited for this?