Almost every time the tube doors opened in London last weekend, this poster was staring back at me. Obviously the 1950's style caught my eye, as it would any vintage fan's! So I took to Google...
Déborah François takes the lead in this sweet story set in 1950's France. She plays the role of Rose Pamphyle, a shopkeeper's daughter eager to break away from the small village she grew up in. She secures an interview to become the secretary of Louis Echard played by Romain Duris, revealing her lightening fast typing skills, which see her competing in and winning speed typing contests-a-plenty. François was given six months of intense training before shooting began. Those are her very own nifty hands you see in the movie!
As for the styling... 1950's dress porn klaxon! Any vintage fans will surely be drooling into their popcorn. I'm not sure how much of the wardrobe is original vintage, if any, but who cares! Styling to die for. Not to mention the pastel coloured typewriters.... ridiculously cute. And accurate, no less. Director Régis Roinsard had most certainly done his research before shooting the film. François told The Telegraph that Roinsard was 'crazy precise' on styling after spending many months watching 1950's archive footage and collecting images.
Populaire is out in UK cinemas tomorrow (May 31st 2013)... we can't wait!