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Warwick Student Cinema: Amélie

Event from Warwick Student Cinema

Tue 28 September 2021 18:00-20:00
28/09/2021, 18:00 - 28/09/2021, 20:00

Tuesday 28 September 2021, 6.00PM - Tuesday 28 September 2021, 8.00PM

L3, Science Concourse 

Come see Amélie presented on 35mm film on the big screen in L3!

As a little girl, Amélie (Tautou) lived a very lonely life. Her father (Rufus), a retired army doctor, mistakenly diagnosed her with a heart defect and decided not to let her go to school. Instead, Amélie was taught at home by her mother who was a teacher at a school in Paris. As Amélie grew up having very little contact with other people, let alone children, she created her own imaginary worlds and stories that she would entertain herself with. Now Amélie is a young woman working in a café, but her imagination is just as vivid and colourful and she keeps wandering into her own playful stories. However, one day her life changes when she finds a lost treasure box in her apartment...

Amélie is one of those films that simply flies by and leaves you wondering whether it was really two hours that you’ve just spent enjoying watching it. The storyline is filled with nice little details, handfuls of tiny side stories and a bag of clever ideas. You even get a very graceful and satisfying mystery. If all of this doesn’t seduce you to see Amélie, know that there are also wonderful things to hear in it - the iconic music of Yann Tiersen, some of which you must have already heard thanks to your ivory-tickling friends.

Acting in Amélie is also top-notch, with Audrey Tautou delivering a brilliant impersonation of a kind-hearted, mischievous and slightly quirky woman. But the director has to be praised for letting other actors shine through Tautou’s performance and give just the right amount of depth to their characters. The result is a captivating story where no one and nothing is spare, not even your enjoying smile, which is guaranteed to shine on your face more than once before the credits roll.

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