“M. HULOT’S HOLIDAY” “Mon Oncle” and sweet childhood memories
I was having a conversation with Oliana from Traces of the Soul this week. Sometimes she writes in French and I was confessing my terrible prowess at speaking other languages.
For some odd reason it got me thinking about Jaques Tatis, I asked her if she had ever watched any of his films, she said no. So I took to looking up some, I found the first one, it is just clips of a holiday film he directed and starred in, plus I had to insert another, called Mon Oncle, they are very short.
It did however bring back lovely memories of my childhood.
My stepfather had a lot of his videos and would show them to me bit by bit, much like a child being given sweets, he obviously coveted them and as such I am very sentimental now watching them and the memory of us all as a family enjoying Monsieur Tati’s antics.
His films date back to the 1950’s, he rarely talked in them himself, though there are exaggerated sounds and it is almost slap stick humour but not quite 🙂
I hope you enjoyed this small clip, they are little snippets you can find many more on You Tube
Had you heard of him before?
© Justine @ Eclecticoddsnsods.com