Comedy, Romance

MovieDiva Film Series Presents


Impish Amélie is shy, but blossoms when she discovers a knack for doing good deeds. Devoted to her Montmartre neighborhood and delighting in simple pleasures, Tatou’s indelible gamine embodies all the mischievous promise of the City of Lights. “The Fabulous Destiny of Amélie Poulain,” to give it its complete title is utopian in its outlook. This romantic film uses digital techniques to create a fairy tale aura, using colored filters and retro accordion music, and the image of a boîte à souvenirs, the memory box that Amélie finds to begin her adventure. Modern audiences often search for the edgy, seeking to normalize once marginal views of sex and violence. These days, there is nothing more edgy than to be kind.   

In French with English subtitles.