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Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain

Jean-Pierre Jeunet France, 2001

Lights in the Dusk's rating of the film Amélie

Jeunet's most famous film has aged beautifully. While some viewers see it as little more than a twee fantasy, it's actually a film full of sadness, disappointment & social dysfunction; the quest of the protagonist is to find hope! Presenting the world of the film subjectively from the point of view of its title character gives Jeunet a context to indulge in quirky visuals that feel necessary as opposed to indulgent.