The Films of Pierre Étaix

The Films of Pierre Étaix

France
Genre/Subjects: Archival, Comedy, Foreign
Language: French English Sub-Titles

Comedian, illustrator, gagman, film director - Pierre Étaix has done it all, and yet he remains largely unknown outside his homeland. Janus Films is proud to correct that situation with 8 new prints: five features and three shorts produced between 1961 and 1971, all beautifully restored in 35mm. Praised by directors as diverse as Truffaut, Bresson, Godard, and David Lynch, Étaix's films combine exquisite physical comedy with inventive sight gags and a slightly surreal visual sensibility. This retrospective is an unprecedented opportunity to discover a neglected master of comic filmmaking.

US Distributor: Janus Films

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Films and Events in Program...

  • As Long As You're Healthy

    As Long As You're Healthy

    France , 1966 , 65 min.
    Director: Pierre Étaix Screens Friday, April 5th at 7pm and Saturday, April 6th at 4:30pm as part of our Pierre Etaix Retrospective 35mm presentation - Pierre is a serious-minded young man with a lot of good will, but he doesn’t feel co... more
  • Feeling Good

    Feeling Good

    France , 1966 , 13 min.
    Director: Pierre Étaix This short film screens with AS LONG AS YOU'RE HEALTHY on April 5th & 6th 35mm presentation - This short was originally one of the sequences of As Long As You’re Healthy in its 1966 version. In 1971, Pierre Étaix reedited the feature and removed this episode, which became a shor... more
  • Le Grand Amour

    Le Grand Amour

    France , 1969 , 87 min.
    Director: Pierre Étaix Screens Saturday, April 6th at 2pm and 7pm as part of our Pierre Etaix Retrospective 35mm presentation - Pierre is married to Florence. Everything is fine in their relationship and at work. Manager of his father-i... more
  • Happy Anniversary

    Happy Anniversary

    France , 1962 , 12 min.
    Director: Jean-Claude Carrière , Pierre Étaix Screens before LE GRANDE AMOUR on Saturday, April 6th 35mm presentation - A young woman sets the table for her wedding anniversary celebration. Her husband is stuck in Paris traffic. The few remaining errands he has to make only delay him more and more.... more
  • The Suitor

    The Suitor

    France , 1962 , 81 min.
    Director: Pierre Étaix Screens Friday, April 12th at 7pm and Saturday, April 13th at 4:30pm in our Pierre Etaix Retrospective 35mm presentation - Obsessed by his scientific research, a kindhearted young Parisian from a good family gives... more
  • Rupture

    Rupture

    France , 1961 , 11 min.
    Director: Jean-Claude Carrière , Pierre Étaix Screens before THE SUITOR on Friday & Saturday, April 12 & 13 35mm presentation - A man receives a breakup letter from his sweetheart, who sends him back his photo, in pieces. The pained lover decides to reply. Fountain pen, penholder, desk, stamps, paper and inkwell all contrive diab... more
  • Yoyo

    Yoyo

    France , 1965 , 96 min.
    Director: Pierre Étaix Screens Saturday, April 13th at 2:00pm & 7pm as part of our Pierre Etaix Retrospective 35mm presentation - The travels of a ruined millionaire and a horsewoman. Their son becomes a clown and restores their fortune... more
  • Land of Milk and Honey

    Land of Milk and Honey

    France , 1971 , 74 min.
    Director: Pierre Étaix Screens Sunday, April 14th at 2pm in our Pierre Etaix Retrospective 35mm presentation - Just after May ’68, Pierre Étaix discovers the French on holiday. He captures live scenes that he edits, producing a document... more
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