Tati’s “Jour de Fête”

Jour de Fete

From a movie recommended by fellow blogger Ohlefty, here is the lovely poster for the 1949 French comedy “Jour de Fête”. Directed by Jacques Tati, Jour de Fête recounts the tale of an inept postman who ‘frequently interrupts his duties to converse with the local inhabitants, as well as inspect the travelling fair that has come to his small community. Influenced by too much wine and a newsreel account of rapid transportation methods used by the United States postal system, he goes to hilarious lengths to speed the delivery of mail while aboard his bicycle.’ (thank you Wikipedia).  Judging by the bottom shot, this postie was probably also a crosser. He’s definitely ready for the 3 peaks. I’ve just added it to my lovefilm rental list.

‘Jour de Fête’ on lovefilm 

Jour de fete photo

2 replies »

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s