Lost in Criterion finds a thing it should have already found.

Writer/director/actor Jacques Tati's M. Hulot character exists in the continuum between Keaton and Mr. Bean. Stephen Fry essentially plays him in Gosford Park. Wes Anderson directed a Japanese commercial starring Brad Pitt as Hulot. The point is, he's endearing and enduring and wonderful.

This week we watch the first of three films in a row featuring the character, and they just keep getting better and better. Up first is the debut: 1953's M. Hulot's Holiday.

Have a listen.