Jacques Tati, 1958
France | French with English subtitles | 117 minutes
Bewildered by the modern changes he observes in his city, Monsieur Hulot struggles to adapt. But the new gadgets, modern architecture and drive to consume that characterize postwar Paris confuse him, resulting in one of the most unforgettable and delightful comical moments in cinema. This was the first of Tati's films to be released in color, and it won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, a Special Prize at the 1958 Cannes Film Festival, and the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Nearly dialogue free.