January 28, 2019 - 6:30 pm
Our January Monday Night Classics series on “New Beginnings” concludes with Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s charmer of a comic fantasy, “Amelie.”
Amelie (Audrey Tautou) had a decidedly unusual childhood: misdiagnosed with a rare heart condition, she didn’t attend school with other children, but spent most of her time in her room developing a keen imagination and an active fantasy life. When Princess Diana dies in a car wreck in the summer of 1997, Amelie is reminded that life can be fleeting. She decides it’s time for her to intervene in the lives of those around her, hoping to bring a bit of happiness to her neighbors, the regulars at the cafe where she works—and, eventually, to herself.
“It’s hard not to fall under the spell of this moonstruck romance.” –Rolling Stone
French, with English subtitles