Date(s) - 14/11/2018
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
LONG FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL | NOVEMBER 2018
The Alliance Française de Pune, as part of its Long French Film Festival, brings you a special selection of contemporary and classic French films every Wednesday, in association with Dario’s Trattoria! This month, the movies feature characters full of ambition for their career and personal fulfillment revealing these protagonists’ deepest determination…
Jour de fête/The Big Day (1949)
by Jacques Tati
-Movie in French with English subtitles-
Wednesday, 14th November| 8 PM | Dario’s Trattoria, Kalyani Nagar
The camera follows an inept and easily distracted mailman in a backward French village. 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 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. This movie was rewarded as best scenario during the Venice Film Festival.
In partnership with Institut Français and Dario’s Trattoria, Kalyani Nagar.