The creator of Amélie Poulain is Valletta Film Festival’s Master of Cinema 2017.

Jean-Pierre Jeunet is a self-taught filmmaker with a remarkable visual sense who created masterpieces like Delicatessen” (1991) and “The City of Lost Children” (1995) which unfolded in fascinating and surreal worlds that were both retrograde and of a future time, peopled by loveable misfits and villainous grotesques.

After an unsuccessful experimentation with Hollywood filmmaking through the making of “Alien: Resurrection” (1997),  Jeunet crafted his most popular effort, the award-winning international favourite, “Amélie” (2001).

Subsequent productions like “A Very Long Engagement” (2004) displayed Jeunet’s visual strengths matched with dark and often unusual humor, with tones alternating between playful, sweet, dangerous and even nightmarish.

Some of Jeunet’s films will be screened in Pjazza San Ġorġ from Wednesday 21 to Saturday 24 June 2017.

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