Amélie: Film français à SMU (24 Sept 2008)

My french professor has arranged for a french movie screening in school Wednesday evening at 7pm this week. Titled Amélie, the film starring Audrey Tautou is a whimsical and rather idealised depiction of contemporary Parisian life, set in the northern Paris Montmartre. The story introduces a shy waitress, Amélie, who seeks to improve the lives of those around her while struggling with her own isolation.

Which got me to think about french movies in general. In US, a movie is considered another form of entertainment and it’s success is measured by ticket sales. In France, a movie is often thought as a message sent by a director for the audience’s reflection, and the success of each film is measured by the number of viewers, and not so much of whether if it stays in the box office.

They have the Oscars too, its called les Césars, held in February.

Anyway here’s the movie trailer for Amélie.


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4 Responses to “Amélie: Film français à SMU (24 Sept 2008)”

  1. amsiewong Says:

    One of my favourite movies of all times, I own the old-school vcd of this awesome film. Love the colours and the magic in Audrey Tautou’s eyes. 🙂

  2. la dame Says:

    oh! thanks for the comment! yup my french prof seemed to really like her.. hehe :D.. i’ll probably review after I watch the show, if I understand first..

  3. adrian Says:

    You know what, I’ve heard so many good things about Audrey Tautou, I’ve not seen a single movie with Tautou in it.

    OH WAIT!
    There was the Da Vinci Code. But I think most of us would rather forget that we saw that.


  4. la dame Says:

    yes you must watch it, very artistic movie. watch it and become more elegant adrian :D..

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