jeunet-caro

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La Cité des Enfants Perdus (The City Of Lost Children) - 1995, Marc Caro, Jean-Pierre Jeunet

5 bullets on this film:

  • Someone sent me a message recommending me this movie, AND I DON’T KNOW WHO YOU ARE, BUT I LOVE YOU. It was one of the most weird, trippy and awesome things I’ve ever seen, the plot is very original and it might look like a film for kids but it’s very complex and a little disturbing. I’m not a fan of fantasy movies, but I loved this one.
  • The photography is very dark and weird but it fits the film perfectly, and the soundtrack gives a great mysterious mood to it. 
  • A big part of the cast is made by kids, and I honestly don’t understand how they can be so talented because when I was their age I was scared of pooping because I thought Bloody Mary would kill me while I was in the bathroom. 
  • It’s in french, and I know I always say this, but please try to watch it in the original language because 1) you can learn a little bit of french. 2) dubbed movies suck, I’m sorry but it’s true.
  • It was directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet, who also directed Amélie, and there was the same ‘one thing leads to another thing’ vibe, and I love that very much. So, if you liked Amélie, you should watch this movie.

my Amélie inspired piece can be seen now until May 30 at Spoke Art as part of their Jeunet + Caro tribute show. very excited to be included in this show among so many great artists!

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Thanks for everyone who made it out to the ‘Jeunet and Caro’ show last night at Spoke Art. This gallery has no problem bringing in the crowds, and with a line up of great talent on the wall, it was no surprise. The salon style gallery gave the feeling of being in a collectors den, of someone who had been a big fan of Audrey Tautou, opening the work to the public for the first time. 

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“La couleur de l’etrangete” - The Color of Strangeness
A Tribute to the Films of Jean-Pierre Jeunet & Marc Caro at Spoke Art

Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain and La cité des enfants perdus are two of my favorite films, so when I heard about this show I had to go. They also had a very charming little photobooth set up to take pictures in!