Jean-Pierre Jeunet

A Very Long Engagement (Un long dimanche de fiançailles)

Though I am often swayed and a bit star-struck when a director I admire—in this case Jean-Pierre Jeunet (City of Lost Children, Amélie)—is presenting his own film, as was the case of the screening of A Very Long Engagment I attended… I still came away feeling a little disappointed that I didn’t like the movie …

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Amélie (Le fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain)

With her slightly ruffled pixie haircut, big blinking eyes, deep black pupils, porcelain skin, slightly ducky overbite, and big clunky shoes, Amélie looks like she should be sharing a cartoon screen with none other than Mickey Mouse. Amélie’s world is full of bright bold colors, Parisian landmarks at their most flattering, and magical moments of …

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