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The City of Lost Children

La cité des enfants perdus (French with English subtitles)
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The City of Lost Children
Location
Main screening room
Date
July 28th, 2024
Duration
112 min
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Science fiction

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Opening film at the 1995 Cannes Film Festival

The City of Lost Children
Directed by
Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Marc Caro
Language
French with English subtitles
Actors
Ron Perlman, Daniel Emilfork, Judith Vittet, Dominique Pinon
Origins
France, Spain, Germany
Year
1995
Duration
112 min
Genre
Adventure, drama, fantasy science fiction
Format
Digital
Synopsis

Krank is a bizarre character who lives, surrounded by clones, on a platform lost at sea in the fog. He can't dream, so to keep from aging too quickly, he has to kidnap children from the port city in order to deprive them of their dreams.

The City of Lost Children
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Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Jean-Pierre Jeunet is a French filmmaker. His films combine fantasy, realism, and science fiction to create idealized realities or to give relevance to mundane situations. He debuted as a director with the acclaimed 1991 black comedy Delicatessen, collaborating with Marc Caro. Jeunet then co-wrote and co-directed with Caro again on The City of Lost Children (1995). His work with science fiction and horror led him to direct Alien Resurrection (1997), the fourth film in the Alien film series and his first and thus far only experience with an American film. In 2001, he achieved his biggest success with the release of Amélie, which won him international acclaim. The film sold over eight million tickets in France and won four César Awards including for Best Film and Best Director. Jeunet is widely regarded as one of the most influential and important directors in modern French cinema, and his critical and commercial success has earned him two Academy Award nominations.

Marc Caro

Marc Caro is a French director and art director. During the 1970s, he published comic strips in several French magazines such as Métal Hurlant, Fluide Glacial, Charlie Mensuel, and L'Écho des Savanes. In 1974, he met Jean-Pierre Jeunet at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival, with whom he co-directed numerous short films as well as the feature films Delicatessen (1991) and The City of Lost Children (1995). In the 1990s, he also contributed to the art direction of various films, acted, and directed commercials and several short films. In 2008, he directed his only solo feature film to date, Dante 01, starring Lambert Wilson.

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