Opening as an homage to silent films that puts The Artist to shame, moving through generations, and a celebration of the circus life that he so adored, Yoyo is Pierre Etaix’s masterpiece. Do not miss this heartwarming and hilarious movie, in which the auteur plays both father and son. The father, a bored millionaire, yearns for a life under the big top. When the stock market wipes out his income, he is blissfully free to pursue his dream. And so he does, raising a son who becomes the famous clown Yoyo. Yoyo eventually becomes a hero in war, a star of the silver screen, and then buys back his late father’s crumbling estate. A film of joy and beauty.
Yoyo screens this weekend at the Trylon, Friday and Saturday night at 7:00 and 9:00, and Sunday at 5:00 and 7:00. Tickets are available here.