Jour de Fête: Jacques Tati’s comedy is wholly enjoyable and funny; less that telling a story, he is caringly chronicling a time and place. The sense of humour is subtle, low-key, but the filmmaking is very precise, both visually and aurally; each gag is well set-up and perfectly executed. Furthermore, it’s not an empty exercise; without any loss to the comedy, there is an equally subtle thematic thread underneath. Tati himself plays the main character with great aplomb. Jean Yatove’s music is a great element of the film.