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jour de fete

French with Thai and English subtitles.

26 February 2017 12 March 2017

These screening are presented with the support of the Embassy of France in Thailand and Institut Français Paris.

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In a small French town, the local postman, scatterbrained and bumbling François (Jacques Tati), spends his working hours casually delivering the mail, while being the subject of the townsfolk's teasing. When a traveling carnival arrives in town, a drunken François is goaded into watching a film depicting the efficiency of the U.S. Postal Service. Inspired by the footage, the hapless François sets out on his bicycle to become just like the mail carriers in the United States.

"The originality of its design makes Tati's cinema unfold as it were a series of Looney Tunes episodes envisioned by Robert Altman." - New York Press

"Wistful coziness and meticulous experimentation already comprise the captivating aesthetic in Tati's feature debut" - Cinepassion

"Tati's feature debut is a brilliant, smart, timeless comedy, which immediately established his reputation as major director and auteur." - Emanuel Levy



Director:Jacques Tati
Country: France
Duration: 88 minutes
Year: 1949