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Jour de fete Jour de fete

Sunday 29 January 2017 3:00PM Jour de fete

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Once a year the fair comes for one day to the little town 'Sainte-Severe-sur-Indre'. All inhabitants are scoffing at Francois, the postman, what he seems not to recognize. The rising of the flagstaff under his direction nearly leads into a catastrophy - but everybody tells him, how important his work is. Sneering up Francois continues in the evening of the festive day. Made drunk, some 'friends' persuade him to watch a short-movie in a tent. This film is a stunt-show, covered as 'The modern delivery-techniques of the US-post. Francois takes it serious, not recognizing being teased. Next day, after getting sober in a goods wagon, he reorganizes his own delivery-methods.

  • Country: France
  • Director: Jacques Tati
  • Cast: Jacques Tati, Guy Decomble, Paul Frankeur, Santa Relli, Maine Vallée, Roger Rafal, Jacques Beauvais
  • Language: French
  • Runtime: 86 minutes
  • Release Date: 1949

The screening will be introduced by James Leo Cahill.

James Leo Cahill is Assistant Professor of Cinema and French at the University of Toronto and an editor for Discourse: Journal for Theoretical Studies in Media and Culture. His first book, Cinema’s Copernican Vocation, is being published by the University of Minnesota Press.

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