Tribute to Jacques Tati
As part of the Festival’s parallel screenings, Cyprus Film Days will also be hosting a tribute to Jacques Tati, one of the best comedic actors and directors of the 20th century. Screenings will include his three most important films, including one of his greatest successes, Mon Oncle (1958), where Mr. Hulot is a good-hearted father-in-law in a family of industrialists. Les Vacances de M. Hulot (1953) and Play Time (1867) will also be screened. The Illusionist, an excellent example of traditional animation produced in 2010, based on a script by Tati, also forms part of this tribute. The film is directed by the maker of Les Triplettes de Belleville, Sylvain Chomet. A French illusionist is forced to accept assignments in the north of Great Britain to make a living out of his art. Young Alice is charmed by his tricks and follows him to Edinburgh. This tender, melancholic and gently humorous film is the winner of the European Award for Best Animation and was nominated for Best Animated Feature at both the Oscars and the Golden Globe Awards.