Film Screening “Jour de Fête”

Film Screening “Jour de Fête”

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IF Hanoi

Sun 03 Jun 2018, 6 pm

From L’Espace:

You are invited to a screening of the film “Jour de Fête” (Festival Day). The film won the international award for Best Screenplay at the Venice Film Festival 1949.

Director: Jacques Tati
Cast: Jacques Tati, Guy Decomble, Paul Frankeur, Santa Relli

In “Festival Day”, several characteristics of Tati’s work appear for the first time in a full-length film. The film is largely a visual comedy, though dialogue is still used to tell part of the story, at one point using a background character as a narrator. Sound effects are a key element of the film, as Tati makes imaginative use of voices and other background noises to provide humorous effect. The film introduces what would be a key theme in Tati films, the over-reliance of Western society on technology to solve its problems.

Film synopsis:

All is calm in this little village in the center of France until the fairground entertainers arrive with their trailers. Then the fair gets under way: carousel, lottery, brass band and a traveling cinema where François, the local postman, discovers a film about the American postal service. Encouraged by the whole village, he sets out to deliver the mail “American Style”.

Language: French with Vietnamese subtitles


Ticket price: 50,000 VND
Special price for members of L’Espace and students: 40,000 VND

• Tickets are available at L’Espace (Mon to Fri: 9 am – 6.30 pm and 7 – 8 pm / Sat: 9 am – 7 pm)
• Discounted prices applicable before the event day
Movie cards of 10 and 50 seats are accepted (receive the ticket at l’Espace reception)
Watch the film’s trailer here:

IF Hanoi
Institut Français de Hanoi – L’Espace
24 Tràng Tiền, Hà Nội
Tel: (84-4) 39 36 21 64
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