For a better experience on MUBI, update your browser.

La cité des enfants perdus

Marc Caro, Jean-Pierre Jeunet Germany, 1995

Zachary George Najarian-Najafi's rating of the film The City of Lost Children

It's like a cartoon come to life. The visuals are nothing short of stunning; they burst with color and life and the framing and camera work is always inspired. I love the world that was created. The downfall is that the story, while it is emotional and has moments of great beauty, never really hooked me in completely. It felt like it was secondary to the visuals. Overall, though, a thoroughly enjoyable film.