4 June 2014

 Amelie

Seen by many as the most successful French director of the past twenty years, Jean-Pierre Jeunet has created unique, beautiful and often bizarre films throughout his career. 

After purchasing his first camera at the age of 17, he taught himself about film by creating short animated films before moving into advertising in partnership with artist and designer Marc Caro.

In 1991, they released their first feature film, Delicatessen which was described by The Guardian as ‘the staff of Vogue, doing a David Lynch movie’. Set in a post-apocalyptic France of the future, ‘The Butcher’ posts job adverts in The Hard Times newspaper to tempt victims into his shop where they are brutally dispatched before being sold as cheap meat to his customers. 

His breakout movie however was undoubtedly 2001’s Amelie starring Audrey Tatou. The highest grossing French film ever released in the USA follows a shy waitress as she attempts to improve the lives of those around her. Winning multiple awards around the world, Amelie confirmed Jeunet as a gifted director with critics praising his ‘athletic, playful directing style, a tour de force of tricks, gags and effects.

He returns to the big screen this month with The Young And Prodigious T.S. Spivet, his first foray into the use of 3D. T.S. Spivet is a gifted 10 year old inventor, living on a ranch in Montana. When he discovers that his perpetual motion machine has won the prestigious Baird Prize from the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, he sets off alone across the country to collect his reward.

We are very excited to be hosting a preview of the film on Sunday 8 June before it’s official release on 13 June. Tickets are now available from our website, the Box Office and by phone on 0871 902 5737.