After going years without being seen, works from one of France's most gifted filmmakers are back on the big screen at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston's series Pierre Étaix: French Comedy Master giving fans a chance to revel in his comedy genius once again. A former circus clown and acrobat as well as a fan of silent film comedies, Étaix had a style that was marked by its lighthearted grace.
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During this series, film shorts including Heureux Anniversaire (Happy Anniversary) and En pleine forme (Feeling Good) among others screen along with features Le soupirant (The Suitor), Yoyo, Tant qu'on a la santé (As Long As You're Healthy), Land of Milk and Honey (Pays de cocagne) and Le Grand Amour. See Le soupirant at 4 p.m. Sunday. 1001 Bissonnet. For a full schedule, call 713-639-7515 or visit mfah.org. $9.
May 12-18, 2013