14A, mature content.
Dir: Jean-Pierre Jeunet.
France, 2001, 122 min.
Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz, Rufus. Restored version.
In French with English Subtitles.
“Jean-Pierre Jeunet is better known as a purveyor of nightmarish excursions into the fantastic – Delicatessen, City of Lost Children… But this romantic comedy drama enchants and beguiles with a nostalgic optimism thanks to its glorious visuals and ceaseless invention. Audrey Tautou is guaranteed iconic status as Amélie, the Montmartre waitress whose selfless joie de vivre leads her to improve the lives of her friends and neighbours. She only takes a break from her role of good fairy to pursue Mathieu Kassovitz, the handsome loner who collects rejected photo-booth snaps for his album of forgotten smiles… Filmed at locations all around Paris yet retaining the stylised magic of a movie set – this is as deliciously romantic and ingeniously mischievous as cinema gets.” —David Parkinson, Radio Times