Jour De Fete

Jour De Fete
  • 1948
  • France
  • 1h 20min
  • U
  • Directed by: Jacques Tati
  • Cast: Jacques Tati, Guy Decomble.

A rural French postie sees a film about the efficiency of the American mail service and decides to smarten up his act. This debut feature by Tati, effortlessly builds visual set-pieces and establishes the amiable duffer of a central role that was later to become the unforgettable M Hulot.

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French Film Festival

4 Nov 2009

Undoubtedly the biggest and strongest line up for a while, this year’s FFF UK selection is a feast of ancient and modern for Francophiles and cineastes alike. New film highlights include Anne Coco Before Chanel Fontaine’s comedy thriller The Girl from…

Jacques Tati - The Height of Comic Discretion

4 Nov 2009

Retrospective part of French Film Festival 2009

Nobody put it better than the French critic André Bazin when describing Jacques Tati thus: “he himself seems unfinished; one might speak of his ‘discretion of being’”. Born in 1907, Tati was certainly educationally incomplete. David Bellos in his…

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