Le fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain
Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet
France / 2001
122 minutes / French / Color / DCP

“Amélie” is a fanciful comedy about a young woman who discretely orchestrates the lives of the people around her, creating a world exclusively of her own making. Shot in more than 80 Parisian locations, acclaimed director Jean-Pierre Jeunet (“Delicatessen,” “The City of Lost Children”) invokes his incomparable visionary style to capture the exquisite charm and mystery of modern-day Paris through the eyes of a beautiful ingenue.

Intro and discussion by Jean-Louis Pautrot, professor of French and International Studies in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at Saint Louis University.