Evening. So, as the titles states, I semi-recently watched one of my girlfriend’s favourite films. Now, she’s big on French film (and French things in general) – French film to her is what “New Hollywood” films are to me – my favourites! Together, we watched Amélie (Le Fabuleux Destin d’Amélie Poulain). Having not watched much French Cinema from the 21st century, and ignoring my girlfriend’s bias, I didn’t know how good it was going to be, if good at all. To my great surprise, I quite liked it. Without trying to satisfy the hopes of her, I genuinely liked it. But, why did I like the film? Did I like it for its hipter-ness? Its over-usage of the colour green? Its, at times, beautiful simplicity? I don’t know, folks. Maybe a combo of them all. The quirkiness and potential weird and unusualness of the title character, is for me, the gem of the film. For me, if your lead character is gash, then your movie will most likely be gash – how can you enjoy a film, when its visual leader is completely uninteresting and rubbish for the majority of two hours? Anyway, this is another very short piece, so it ends here. I’d explain more of the film’s story, but you’ve probably already watched it, as the film was released in 2001, and it’s been “cool” to watch for a number of years since. Ta-ra.
This article’s featured image is sourced from Amelie (2001) UGC-Fox Distribution / Dir: Jean-Pierre Jeunet / Prod: Deschamps & Ossard.