Jacques Tati gave this interview at the Savoy Hotel in London in 1977—a full four years after he had made his last film (unless we are counting Forza Bastia, his documentary short from 1978)—hence enabling the director to talk comprehensively on his life’s work. Nearly all of his films are included and discussed here in substantial detail, and Tati’s charming film personae seems to mirror his actual, generous demeanor. He comes across as a man that is, unsurprisingly, replete with the joy of making an audience laugh.

This interview is available on the BFI’s Jacques Tati Collection, definitely worth checking out.