This is Sylvian Chomet’s adaptation of an untouched screenplay from the king of French slapstick and raincoat aficionado Jacques ‘Mr Hulot’ Tati. Even without his screen presence, this dialogue-less animation is a tale of an old French gentleman’s wit’s end attempt to adapt to the modern world through a kinship with a young Scottish heroine. More charm than an overrated Adam Ant song, with a big open heart to boot, it’s a touching small film and porn for any stop-motion sticklers.
THE GOOD: Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.
THE BAD: Really needs a big screen and a whole bunch of patience.