The director I have chosen is Jean-Pierre Jeunet, a French director who, along with his long-time collaborator Marc Caro, has made a name for himself with his unique and wonderful style. I’ve mentioned before that Amelie is one of my favourite films, and this is in large part due to the direction and vision of Jeunet, who has the most incredible talent for the visually striking and slightly macabre. In each of his films (though there have only been six), he manages to make everything look other-worldly, in an abstract, almost fairy-tale way, and he’s cast some incredible actors in his films, including the non-French speaking Ron Perlman, who turned in an amazing performance as One in ‘La Cité des enfants perdus’.
I think the best thing I can do to illustrate how I feel about Jeunet is to show you some stills from his movies, and hope that you’re as taken by them as I am.
Le Fabuleux Destin d’Amélie Poulain
La Cité des enfants perdus