Jacques TatiThe Doha Film Institute’s (DFI) tribute to French comedian-auteur, Jacques Tati, opened on the night of 17 March 2014 with a special event in Katara attended by HE Jean-Christophe Peaucelle, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the French Republic to the State of Qatar, HE André Dubois, Ambassador of Canada in Doha, HE Hamodi Check, Head of Mission to the Embassy of the Central African Republic to the State of Qatar and Abdulaziz Al Khater, DFI 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.

The Semaine de la Francophonie celebrations in Doha are being conducted under the High Patronage of HE 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 2014 at 7:30 pm.

Tickets for single screenings are QR35 per person, and QR25 per student. A special Tati ticket package is available for QR80 which grants the buyer one ticket to each of the four screenings in the series (available online and in person while supplies last).

For more information, visit DFI’s website or read Marhaba’s post DFI to Pay Homage to Jacques Tati at Francophone Week.