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Shenanigans…

Today, Jean Pierre Jeunet’s new film is released at the box office. MicMacs.

He’s the director behind Delicatessen, The City of Lost Children (and the one you all know him for), Amelie to name but a few.  I was fortunate enough to be invited to a preview screening last week, where the big man himself joined us at the BFI on South Bank afterwards for an extended Q&A.

Not quite sure why he had a translator, his English is near perfect. He’s articulate, gets our British sense of humour and is rather amusing. So, the film?

Well, if you are a fan of his distinctive visual style and ensemble cast (many of whom crop up in several of his films), you’ll love this. ‘MicMacs’ itself translates as shenanigans, which given what the scrap loving arms dealer haters get up to, is quite appropriate.

It’s a charming , funny, poignant and in parts very touching. Visually arresting (in a not too over the top CGI ‘look at all the blue people’ way), it’s a must see. Not that I’m auditioning for Wossy’s Film 2010 chair when he toddles off, but it’s 10/10, 5* and a big fat thumbs up from me…

Iain G. Morrison is a senior marketer in the British Tourism Industry. And advises you keep away from stray landmines, bullets, and French vigilantes…

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