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Run Time: 77 minutes
An homage to Jacques Tati's Mr. Hulot's Holiday and based on one of the director's own comic books, HOLIDAYS BY THE SEA is a delightfully absurd French blunder-comedy full of quirky characters and strange encounters. With almost zero dialogue, the film relies on its superb cast and ironic situations to deliver punchline after punchline. Over the course of one sunny day and one windy night, a slew of tourists travel to the coast to spend their holiday. From the hiccupping funeral director to the overweight couple traveling in a pint-sized vehicle, this farce comedy is sure to elicit infectious giggling. Chock-full of sexual innuendos, as well as explicit erotic engagements, the film highlights the intertwined stories of several couples, sharing their faults along the way—celibacy, infidelity, and betrayal. Featuring a talented cast of veteran French actors, HOLIDAYS BY THE SEA is a visionary piece in a genre of film that is often overlooked. (In French with subtitles) – M.M.
Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 7:50 PM
Sunday, April 01, 2012 at 1:45 PM
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Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano
"Wandering Streams" (2010), HOLIDAYS BY THE SEA (2011)
Nicolas Duval-Adassovsky, Laurent Zeitoun, Yann Zenou
François Cluzet, Omar Sy
This film is presented with the generous support of ALISTAIR and JOYCE FYFE.