☞FILMS: Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s Foutaises (short film, 8 mins) and Amélie (122 mins). Amélie will be presented by the film’s screenwriter, Guillaume Laurant
☞CINEMA: Studio 28, 10 rue Tholozé, Montmartre
☞DATE & TIME: Friday 4th December – Amélie-themed cocktails available from 8pm; films starting at 9pm
☞TICKETS: Available at the door ONLY so please get in EARLY! €9 adults / €7.50 concessions
Lost in Frenchlation is proud to present our first screening of French films with English subtitles, and it couldn’t be more quintessentially Parisian…
Kicking off at 8pm in the iconic neighbourhood of Montmartre, Amélie-themed cocktails will be available for purchase at the bar of our host cinema, Studio 28, located within only a 5 minute walk from rue Lepic where the famous café featured in the film is located.
To ease into our feature film, we’ll first be screening Foutaises (Things I Like, Things I Don’t Like) at 9pm. Foutaises is a short film (8 mins) from Amélie’s director, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, which won one of France’s most highly regarded cinema prizes – the César Award – for Best Short Film in 1991. Foutaises is a comedy which explores what its star Dominique Pinon likes and doesn’t like – something which should be familiar to those of you who have seen Amélie… except Foutaises came 12 years earlier.
Shortly after 9.08pm (to be precise), we will screen arguably the most famous French-language film in the English-speaking world, Amélie, which will be presented by the film’s screenwriter, Guillaume Laurant. Amélie won Best Film at both the European Film Awards and the César Awards; it won Best Original Screenplay at the BAFTA Awards; and it was nominated for five Academy Awards! Needless to say, it is a film which needs to be seen and only gets better with age.
The team at Lost in Frenchlation couldn’t be more excited to see you all at our first event, so please spread the word, bring your friends, and take advantage of the fact that we are bringing the best of French cinema to the international community in Paris!