Before “The Artist,” there was Étaix and Yo Yo! A window to 60’s Paris.
Celebrating the restoration of his work, Turner Classic Movies will play six of his movies (features and shorts).
A sort of Tati disciple (he worked as assistant on Mon Oncle), with his clowning background, his movies occupy a particular place in French movie culture. Highly appreciated by Woody Allen, Godard, David Lynch, Etaix has worked with many noted filmmakers like Robert Bresson, Nagisa Oshima, Otar Iosseliani and Jerry Lewis.
A collection of video excerpts on the Film Comment site.
“ETAIX IS A REVELATION: HILARIOUS, SUBVERSIVE, DEADPAN.
You can see in his work the seeds of everything we’ve laughed at during the last sixty plus years.”
– Ken Burns
Tuesday April 16 at 7 pm
Happy Anniversary (Heureux Anniversaire, 1962)
Tuesday April, 16 at 8:45 p.m.
Le Grand Amour (1969)
Tuesday April 16 at 9 p.m.
Tuesday April, 16 2013 at 10:45 p.m.
As Long as You’re Healthy (Tant Qu’On A La Santé, 1966)
Tuesday April, 16 at 11 p.m.
The Suitor (Le Soupirant, 1962)
Wednesday April, 17 at 12:30 a.m.