Selected by the Cinematographers Branch. Free for Museum Members.

Selected by the Cinematographers Branch. 
Free for Museum Members.
Visionary French filmmaker Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s first feature without partner Marc Caro is a charming and exquisitely crafted comedic fantasy about an eccentric young woman (Audrey Tautou, in the performance that propelled her to international stardom) whose hobby is secretly meddling in the lives of strangers, but who finds herself drawn to another young eccentric (La Haine director Mathieu Kassovitz). Bruno Delbonnel’s warm, Oscar-nominated widescreen cinematography was a crucial element in the film’s magical ambience; it was also nominated for Foreign Language Film, Art Direction, Sound, and Original Screenplay. 

DIRECTED BY: Jean-Pierre Jeunet. WRITTEN BY: Guillaume Laurant, Jean-Pierre Jeunet. WITH: Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz, Rufus, Jamel Debbouze. 2001. 122 min. France/Germany. Color. Scope. French. Rated R. 35mm. Print courtesy of the Academy Film Archive. 

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