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Mel Brooks, a hilarious wit

March 27th - April 21st, 2024

Mel Brooks' comedic style is one of exaggeration, irreverence and absurdity. In addition, his caricatures can be ferocious. With him, there are no half-measures! Director, screenwriter, producer and actor, Brooks has also played with cinematic codes, twisting the western (Blazing Saddles), gothic horror film (Young Frankenstein), silent comedy film (Silent Movie), space opera (Spaceballs) and peplum (History of the World, Part 1), to name only a few.

From March 27 to April 21, the Cinémathèque invites you to laugh your head off - because it feels good. And as a bonus: comedians and humorists will be presenting some of the films.

Many thanks to l'école nationale de l'humour for putting us in touch with up-and-coming comedians!

April 21st, 2024
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Mel Brooks, a hilarious wit

On January 10, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awarded an honorary Oscar to Mel Brooks, the mastermind behind such comedy classics as Young Frankenstein, Blazing Saddles and Spaceballs, in recognition of his long and successful career. Without question, this honorary Oscar was highly deserved.