Posted on March 18, 2014

The Doha Film Institute’s tribute to French comedian-auteur, Jacques Tati, opened last night with a special event in Katara attended by His Excellency Jean-Christophe Peaucelle, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the French Republic to the State of Qatar, His Excellency André Dubois, Ambassador of Canada in Doha, His Excellency Hamodi Check, Head of Mission to the Embassy of the Central African Republic to the State of Qatar and Mr Abdulaziz Al-Khater, Doha Film Institute CEO.

Taking place as part of the worldwide celebration of Francophone week, and as part of the Katara-Doha Film Institute Cinema Series, the showcasing will present four films by Tati who is a beloved cultural icon of France. The films are being presented through new digital restorations which are being shown in the Gulf region for the first time.

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The Semaine de la Francophonie celebrations in Doha are being conducted under the High Patronage of His Excellency Dr. Hamad bin Abdulaziz Al-KUWARI, Minister of Culture, Arts and Heritage to the State of Qatar. The remaining screenings in the showcase are M. Hulot’s Holiday (1954); Mon oncle (1958); and Playtime (1967), screening at the Katara Drama Theatre on the 18, 19 and 20 March respectively at 7:30pm.

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