THE CITY OF LOST CHILDREN
LA CITÉ DES ENFANTS PERDUS
1995, Sony Pictures Classics, 112 min, France/Germany/Spain, Dir: Marc Caro, Jean-Pierre Jeunet

The long-planned second feature from the creative team behind DELICATESSEN is just as bizarre, sinister and wildly imaginative as its predecessor, mixing elements of Dr. Caligari, Victor Hugo and Rube Goldberg into the story of a kind-hearted circus strongman (Ron Perlman) and his coquettish 7-year old side-kick (Judith Vittet), who attempt to stop a wicked scientist (Daniel Emilfork) from stealing the dreams of little children.


ALIEN RESURRECTION
1997, 20th Century Fox, 109 min, USA, Dir: Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Against all odds, Ellen Ripley lives. Brilliantly brought (back) to life in Joss Whedon’s clever and haunting screenplay, Ripley once again battles one of American cinema’s great monsters, discovering in the process that she herself has undergone a shocking acidic change.


AMELIE
2001, Miramax/Park Circus, 120 min, France, Dir: Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Director Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s marvelous poetic fantasy about a wide-eyed young Parisian waitress (played by the sensational Audrey Tautou) who manages to influence the destinies of all who meet her. Filmmaker Mathieu Kassovitz (LA HAINE) co-stars as Amelie’s would-be boyfriend. In French with English subtitles.


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