Jour de Fête (1949)

Very fun, comfy exercise in visual comedy. Feels kind of like a silent film in some ways, with how much the focus is on visual gags.


Very whimsical atmosphere. Not much meat on the bone, but still a tasty meal. I liked how the geography of the town was set up, and how different parts of the community kept getting returned to. The film would have felt a lot more scattered (there’s barely any story to hang onto, it mostly revolves around using the postman character as a vehicle for sight gags) if not for that strong sense of place. The postman was well-acted, and carried off most of his many gags well. Three bicycles, and a haircut.

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