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Sun 11 Feb 2024
Past event

A man is standing on a beach holding two wooden oars.

Images courtesy of Park Circus/STUDIOCANAL

Join us for a screening of Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday, 1953, directed by Jacques Tati.

The cult classic French comedy was beloved by artist Pope.L, who wanted to show the film to audiences alongside his exhibition, Hospital. This screening takes place on the last day of the exhibition.

Monsieur Hulot, Tati’s endearing clown, takes a holiday at a seaside resort. He is followed by one catastrophe after another. The film is a masterpiece of gentle slapstick, featuring a series of effortlessly well-choreographed gags involving dogs, boats, and firecrackers.

Its humour is gentle, innocent and charming and the semi-silent idiom is superbly managed. The movie is perfectly composed with a light touch that is the work of a certain kind of gravity and sophistication.
– The Guardian

At 5pm, following the screening, visitors are invited to gather in the SLG’s Main Space, to share a moment of quiet reflection during the final hour of the exhibition.

The film is rated U – Universal, all ages welcome.

Film will be shown in French with English Subtitles.

Run time is 1 hour and 54 minutes.


  • The room will be dark.
  • Wheelchair Access and/or Disabled Toilets are available at this site.
  • We offer free tickets for carers, please email to reserve your free carers ticket.
  • Please contact with access requirements.