Perron, Rene

1949 French Jacques Tati Movie Poster, Jour de Fete

$750.00
  • 1949 French Jacques Tati Movie Poster, Jour de Fete

Perron, Rene

1949 French Jacques Tati Movie Poster, Jour de Fete

$750.00

Date: 1949
Size: 46.25 x 61.5 inches
Artist: René Perron

Jour de fête ("The Big Day") is a 1949 French comedy film starring Jacques Tati in his feature film directional debut as an inept and easily distracted mailman in a backward French village. Shot largely in and around Sainte-Sévère-sur-Indre, where Tati had lived during the Occupation, most of the actors were unknown and villagers served as extras.

On a public holiday, the village square hosts a little travelling fair and cinema tent. Among the locals introduced is François, the amiable and bumbling mailman, who everybody likes but nobody takes seriously. Marcel and Roger, the two men running the fair, make him their butt and get him drunk. In the cinema tent, people watch a spoof documentary about the unbelievable efficiency of the US postal service, comparing it with antiquated French methods. They decide that François must get up to date and, although he only has a bicycle, must start using transatlantic dash in his delivery. In the end, exhausted by his frantic efforts, he stops to help a family pitchfork their new-mown hay into a horse-drawn cart.

In lovely condition, this oversized poster is recently linen-backed and ready to be framed. A perfect gift for a movie buff!