Criterion Reflections – Episode 49 – Jacques Tati’s Trafic

Criterion Reflections is David Blakeslee’s ongoing project to watch all of the films included in the Criterion Collection in chronological order of their original release. Each episode of this third season of the podcast features conversations with a variety of guests offering insights on movies that originally premiered in 1971 and were destined to eventually bear the Criterion imprint. In this episode, David is joined by Arik Devens and Derek J. Power to discuss Trafic, directed by Jacques Tati.

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Trafic

Bert Haanstra collaborated with Tati in the early stages of Trafic‘s production, but eventually left the project after filming several sequences. This article provides more details on their partnership and also provides great analysis of the film overall!

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