*Yoyo*. 1965. France. Directed by Pierre Étaix. Courtesy Magna/Photofest

Heureux anniversaire (Happy Anniversary). 1962. France. Written and directed by Jean-Claude Carrière, Pierre Étaix. With Robert Blome, Étaix. In French; English subtitles. 15 min.

Inspired by their mentor Jacques Tati, Jean-Claude Carrière and Pierre Étaix made this Academy Award–winning gag comedy about the madness of Paris traffic.

35mm print courtesy Janus Films

Yoyo. 1965. France. Directed by Pierre Étaix. Screenplay by Jean-Claude Carrière, Pierre Étaix. With Étaix, Claudine Auger, Luce Klein. In French; English subtitles. 95 min.

A favorite of Jerry Lewis and Jean-Luc Godard, Yoyo is the best of the Carrière-Étaix collaborations, paying homage to Buster Keaton, Max Linder, and other silent-era comedians as it charts the rising fortunes of a millionaire’s son who goes bankrupt and becomes a circus clown.

35mm print courtesy Janus Films

  1. Wednesday, May 15,
    7:00 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2
  2. Thursday, May 9,
    4:30 p.m.

    Introduced by the filmmaker
    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2
This film accompanies Jean-Claude Carrière.