What: As part of the On Set With French Cinema Series, Columbia University School of the Arts Film Program and Unifrance are having a sneak-peek screening of the latest film by the most highly awarded French filmmaker, Jean-Pierre Jeunet. “MICMACS tells the story of Bazil, an orphan who has a bullet lodged in his brain from an accident years ago. A gentle natured dreamer, he is adopted by a motley crew of junkyard dealers living in a veritable Ali Baba’s cave, whose talents and aspirations are as surprising as they are diverse. With the help of this faithful band of wacky friends, Bazil sets out to creatively take revenge on the weapons manufacturers that caused his accident. See the trailer online.”
Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s first feature film DELICATESSEN brought vigor to French cinema in 1991. He followed with the cult film THE CITY OF LOST CHILDREN and AMELIE, the most successful French film to date.
When/Where: The screening will be tomorrow (May 3) at 4:30PM in Lerner Hall Cinema, free and open only to Columbia students; seating is first-come first-serve.