“I want the movie to start once you leave the theater…”
– Jacques Tati
Nautilus Art Prints has just announced a stunning new print by Laurent Durieux and the good news is, EVERYONE can get one. That’s right, Laurent’s upcoming print, “François à l’Américaine” is a timed edition which means if you want it, (and you know you do), you can EASILY get one.
Laurent’s “François à l’Américaine” is a collaboration between Les Films de mon Oncle and Nautilus Art Prints for the 1949 comedy “Jour de Fête,” directed by French filmmaker Jacques Tati. Throughout his long career, he worked as a comic actor, writer, and director. In a poll conducted by Enter- tainment Weekly of the Greatest Movie Directors, Tati was voted the 46th greatest of all time. With only six feature-length films to his credit as director, he directed fewer films than any other director on this list of 50.
The film’s main character, François the postman, is a mix between Buster Keaton and Inspector Clouseau, who was brilliantly played by Peter Sellers. Laurent’s depiction offers fans a retro vibe that is very suiting towards the film. We absolutely love the color palette, the lighting, the vehicles, Francois and his motorcycle…actually… we love EVERYTHING about this one!
This print is the first in a series of poster celebrating the work of the great Jacques Tati and after seeing this one, we can’t WAIT to see the rest. This gorgeous print will be available for 72 hours beginning Friday March 13, 2015 at 7 PM Brussels Time (GMT+1) which equals 2pm EDT.
“François à l’Américaine” by Laurent Durieux
24″x 36″ / 61 X 91,44 cm
Price: 60E / US $65
After the end credits of a Jacques Tati film, a mean- dering journey starts within our imagination. Instantly a style, a language, a form of poetry and characters form within us.
In collaboration with «Les Films de mon Oncle», Nautilus Art Prints is very proud to introduce one of these characters, «the postman François», from Jacques Tati’s first movie «Jour de Fête». – Nautilus Art Prints