The elaborately conceived and brilliant comedy Yoyo is the most beloved movie of Oscar® winner, and recipient of the 2012 Aardman Slapstick Visual Comedy Award, Pierre Étaix.
Beginning as a clever homage to silent film, complete with intertitles, Yoyo blossoms into a poignant family saga (in which Etaix plays both a father and his grown son) and a celebration of the circus Étaix adored. In it the celebrated French clown plays a 1920s billionaire who, although having everything and living in a cavernous old castle, is not happy, as he is in love with a circus performer and just wants a simple life.
Packed-full of nimble sight gags and ingenious sound effects, Yoyo is very sweet, a little bit melancholy, wholly imaginative and classic Étaix.
With an introduction by film preservationist Serge Bromberg (Lobster Films).