Cult 101: Amélie (2001) 4K Restoration
Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet Run Time: 122 min. Release Year: 2001
Starring: Audrey Tautou, Lorella Cravotta, Mathieu Kassovitz, Rufus, Serge Merlin
Country: France, Germany
Language: French, Russian, English
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About the film:
A painfully shy waitress working at a tiny Paris cafe, Amelie makes a surprising discovery and sees her life drastically changed for the better. From then on, Amelie dedicates herself to helping others find happiness in the most delightfully unexpected ways. But when she bumps into a handsome stranger, will she find the courage to become the star of her very own love story?
Winner of the People’s Choice Award at the 2002 Toronto International Film Festival and nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Foreign Language Film, Best Cinematography, and and Best Screenplay.
About the filmmaker:
Jean-Pierre Jeunet is a French filmmaker who combines fantasy, realism and science fiction to create idealized realities or to give relevance to mundane situations. With longtime collaborator Marc Caro, Jeunet burst to the forefront of world cinema with the visually arresting dark comedy Delicatessen (1991), which won the directing duo awards at Chicago International Film Festival, Tokyo International Film Festival, and Sitges Film Festival, as well as awards for Best Debut and Best Writing at the 17th César Awards. They followed up with another elaborately detailed universe of fantasy, The City of Lost Children (1995). Jeunet also directed Alien: Resurrection (1997) and the Academy Award-nominated film Amelie (2001).See our upcoming films