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Jour de Fete(1949)

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  • Winner of the 1949 Grand Prix du Cinema Francais.
  • Winner of the Prize for Best Screenplay at the 1949 Venice Film Festival.
  • Released in United States 1949
  • Released in United States 1952
  • Released in United States 1982
  • Released in United States August 1998
  • Released in United States June 1998
  • Released in United States November 1972
  • Shown at Florida Film Festival June 12-21, 1998.
  • Shown at Rhode Island International Film Festival (Color Restoration Version - Special Archival Presentation) August 13-16, 1998.
  • Shown at the 1949 Venice Film Festival (in competition).
  • Feature directorial debut for Jacques Tati.
  • Originally distributed in the USA by Meyer-Kingsley Releasing.
  • After four decades the "lost" color print was restored by cinematographer Francois Ede and Tati's daughter Sophie Tatischeff who created a special lens and filter to reprint it.
  • Film was an expanded version of the story taken from one Tati's short films, "L'Ecole des Facteurs" (1947), that preceded it.
  • Tati shot the film in Experimental Thomsoncolor, a French process created as the rival to American Technicolor, though the negative was developed the processing company couldn't print it so it was released in black and white.
  • Released in United States 1949 (Shown at the 1949 Venice Film Festival (in competition).)
  • Released in United States 1952
  • Released in United States 1982 (Shown at FILMEX: Los Angeles International Film Exposition ("Marathon of Mirth": Comedy Marathon) March 16 - April 1, 1982.)
  • Released in United States June 1998 (Shown at Florida Film Festival June 12-21, 1998.)
  • Released in United States August 1998 (Shown at Rhode Island International Film Festival (Color Restoration Version - Special Archival Presentation) August 13-16, 1998.)
  • Released in United States November 1972 (Shown at FILMEX: Los Angeles International Film Exposition (Special Programs) November 9-19, 1972.)