Jean-pierre Jeunet

Jean-pierre Jeunet

Jean-pierre Jeunet Quick Links

News Pictures Video Film RSS

Munich Film Festival - Opening Night

Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Kyle Catlett - Celebrities attending the opening night of the Munich Film Festival at Mathaeser Filmpalast - Munich, Germany - Friday 27th June 2014

Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Kyle Catlett
Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Kyle Catlett

T.S. Spivet Review


Excellent

As he did in Amelie, French filmmaker Jean-Pierre Jeunet tells a simple fable with witty visuals, colourful characters and a warm heart. It's an utterly winning story of tenacity that will resonate with anyone who has ever felt like an outsider in their own family. Which is pretty much everyone. So even if it feels a bit light and goofy, it has a strong emotional kick.

On a sprawling Montana ranch, 10-year-old TS (Kyle Catlett) couldn't be much different from his twin brother Layton (Jakob Davis). While TS questions the laws of nature, Layton is a boyish cowboy like their dad (Callum Keith Rennie). And their teen sister Gracie (Niamh Wilson) and insect-obsessed mother (Helena Bonham Carter) are just as individualistic. So no one notices when TS enters his perpetual-motion machine into a competition and wins a top accolade from the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC. But the competition official (Judy Davis) hasn't a clue that TS is only 10, or that he has run away from home to hitchhike cross-country to accept his award.

Based on the Reif Larsen novel, the story has a whiff of the fantastical about it, only occasionally reflecting the real dangers the young and prodigious TS would face on his epic journey. But that's not the point: told through TS's limited perspective, this is a story about discovery. TS may think he's capable of anything a grown-up can do, but there are some very hard truths waiting both on the road and back home. And he's also about to learn that there might actually be some benefits to being a little boy.

Continue reading: T.S. Spivet Review

The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet

Helena Bonham Carter and Jean-Pierre Jeunet - Rendez-vous with French Cinema: 'The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet' screening held at Ciné Lumière. - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 27th April 2014

Helena Bonham Carter and Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Helena Bonham Carter
Helena Bonham Carter
Helena Bonham Carter
Helena Bonham Carter

Micmacs Trailer


When Bazil is hit in the head by a stray bullet, it's a surprise to everyone that he's survived the freak accident. The doctors manage to save Bazil from death but he's left knowing that death could come knocking at his door anytime soon.

Continue: Micmacs Trailer

Jean-pierre Jeunet

Jean-pierre Jeunet Quick Links

News Pictures Video Film RSS