Whanganui Film Society's Monday night screening is another offering from the Architecture in Film: Designing the Future selection.

Jacques Tati's Mon Oncle from 1958, a farcical comedy in which architecture plays a leading role.

Jacques Tati plays Monsieur Hulot, a man of simple means living an uncomplicated life.

The home of Hulot's sister and brother-in-law is ultra-modern but holds no appeal for Hulot's nephew.


So, the boy enlists his uncle's help in waging war on the modern world.

"Mon Oncle zeroes in the way we often use our homes as status symbols first, and places of care and comfort second," wrote the reviewer Josh Larsen.

"Thank goodness for the Hulots in our lives, who help us reset our priorities by falling in fountains."

Whanganui Film Society memberships are available online or at the theatre before screenings.

Mon Oncle screens at the Davis Theatre, Whanganui Regional Museum, Watt St, at 7pm on Monday, May 28.