Archive for tag: Pierre Étaix

Blu-ray / DVD: The genius of ‘Pierre Etaix’

24 April, 2013 (07:44) | Blu-ray, by Sean Axmaker, DVD, Film Reviews | By: Sean Axmaker

Pierre Etaix (Criterion) Circus acrobat, clown, cabaret star, artist, actor, and for a brief time director, Pierre Etaix (pronounced eh-TEX) is one of the great comedy treasures of France. It wasn’t meant to be a secret, but his relatively small body of work as a director—he made five features (four comedies and a documentary) and […]

Meet Pierre Étaix – Rediscovering a forgotten clown of French cinema

6 February, 2013 (10:20) | by Sean Axmaker, Directors, Events, Film Reviews | By: Sean Axmaker

Who is Pierre Étaix? His filmography is small (five features and a handful of short films, one of which earned an Oscar), but he worked with Jacques Tati and Robert Bresson, and he’s celebrated as a genius of ’60s French screen comedy. Shouldn’t his reputation precede him? Watch a couple of his masterful films, though, […]