Date: Friday 30th June 2017
Venue: Alliance Française Cambridge, 60 Hills Rd, CB2 1LA
We are proud to present the very best of French cinema with Jour de fête by Jacques Tati.
This 1949 witty classic is early evidence of Tati’s unique talent. Acclaimed by international critics as an innovative comic masterpiece, Jour de Fête is a hilarious satire of the modern obsession with speed and efficiency, set in a tiny rural French village.
Tati plays an appealingly self-deluded buffoon, François – a postman who, impressed by the efficiency of the U.S. postal system, makes a misguided attempt to introduce modern methods in the depths of rural France. Tati’s antics on his old bicycle are endlessly inventive and the film also serves as an affectionate, gently mocking tribute to a vanishing way of life.
Director: Jacques Tati