Poster title: Playtime
Artist: Ferracci, René (1927-1982)
Poster Year: 1967
Poster Origin: French
Film title: Playtime
Film Year: 1967
Film Directors: Jacques Tati
Film Genres: Comedy
Film Plot: Monsieur Hulot curiously wanders around a high-tech Paris, paralleling a trip with a group of American tourists. Meanwhile, a nightclub/restaurant prepares its opening night, but it's still under construction.
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Playtime was Jacques Tati’s opus and a visual masterpiece that is simply like nothing else put on celluloid. It was filmed in 70mm, had little to no plot or dialog, and only used medium and wide-shots — allowing viewers to get lost in the details of the world Tati created. Playtime had one of the largest sets ever constructed (filled with amazing post-war modern architecture) and was the most expensive French film ever created at the time. While now widely regarded as a comedic gem and his most daring film, it was a commercial failure and a turning point Tati’s career that he never quite recovered from.
This country-of-origin French poster boasts one of the great modernist film poster designs — influenced by modern artists like Joan Miró and other mid-century designs he both celebrates and lampoons in the film. It would make wonderful, minimalist statement in any room.