The Henley Falaise Leichlingen Twinning Association will be showing, in French with English subtitles, the film Amélie on Tuesday 24 January at King’s Arm Barn from 7.00pm.
Amélie (also known as Le Fabuleux Destin d’Amélie Poulain) is a 2001 French-language romantic comedy film directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet.
Written by Jeunet with Guillaume Laurant, the film is a whimsical depiction of contemporary Parisian life, set in Montmartre. It tells the story of a shy waitress, played by Audrey Tautou, who decides to change the lives of those around her for the better while dealing with her own isolation.
The film was theatrically released in France on 25 April 2001 and received critical acclaim, with praise for Tautou’s performance, the cinematography, production design, and writing. Amélie won Best Film at the European Film Awards, four César Awards, including Best Film and Best Director, and two British Academy Film Awards including Best Original Screenplay. In America, it was nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Foreign Language Film and Best Original Screenplay.
The film was a commercial success, grossing $174.2 million worldwide against a budget of $10 million, and is one of the biggest international successes for a French film.
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