1949 **** 76 mins.
The immortal Jacques Tati's first feature film is merely an expanded version of his short film L'Ecole des facteurs. Tati plays a bicycle riding postman who is determined to be faster, faster, faster. The results are pure hilarity. Tati's skill for directing comedy is evident from the first frames of this film. His comedy is deeply rooted in silent cinema, and any dialogue is purely incidental. The film's style is very poetic and rhythmic. Tati fans old and new should find plenty to enjoy in Jour de fete.
Original theatrical aspect raito: 1.37:1
Jacques Tati and Henri Marquet
With the Collaboration of