The Bittersweet Gags of Pierre Étaix by Kevin Tran

By Yasmina Tawil

Throughout his heyday in the ‘60s, French filmmaker, gag-writer, and clown Pierre Étaix added to a tradition of meticulous, melancholic screen comedy that began with silent masters like Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd. The video that follows pays tribute to his unique and oft-overlooked contribution to the medium.