Mon Oncle (1958)

Highly Recommended
France
Feature Film
Original Title: Mon oncle
Writer/Director: Jacques Tati
Cinematographer: Jean Bourgoin
Composers: Franck Barcellini, Alain Romans
Cast: Jacques Tati, Jean-Pierre Zola, Adrienne Servantie, Alain Bécourt

In Tati’s hugely inventive, gently satirical, and frequently hilarious look at the alienating effects of progress, Monsieur Hulot struggles to adapt to a rapidly modernising world, particularly when visiting his decidedly snobby sister and family, who live in a cold and frightfully ugly house in which any and everything is automated and charcterless. Iain.Stott