Film>> Miami Beach Cinematheque presents Pierre Etaix
“A French comedy master whose films went unseen for decades as a result of legal tangles, director-actor Pierre Etaix is a treasure the cinematic world has rediscovered and embraced with relish. His work can be placed on the spectrum of classic physical comedy with that of Jacques Tati and Jerry Lewis, but it also stands alone in its good-natured delicacy.
These films, influenced by Etaix’s experiences as a circus acrobat and clown and by the silent film comedies he adored, are elegantly deadpan, but as an on-screen presence, Etaix radiates warmth…
Not one of these is anything less than a bracing and witty delight.” -The Criterion Collection
April 4-25, 2013
Miami Beach Cinematheque
1130 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Article published April 4, 2013.