Spring 2019 films

Series: ISU’s Foreign Favorites Fest

Amélie

director:
Jean-Pierre Jeunet
cast:
Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz

One of the most romantic movies of the 2000s, Amélie is a “fresh, funny, exquisitely bittersweet tour de force… ambitious yet intimate, defiantly personal yet gleefully universal.” (Variety) Jeunet’s talent for whimsy, on display in his earlier work with Marc Caro (The City of Lost Children, Delicatessen), comes into its own in this story of a fetching young lady who changes, in ways small and large, the lives of her Montmartre friends and neighbors. With beautifully detailed sets, an infinite compassion for its characters, and a star-making performance by Audrey Tautou, Amélie is pure charm.