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Jeunet - ' T.S.Spivet '

  • Jun 19, 2014 · 6:30 PM
  • Phoenix Picturehouse

 Jean-Pierre Jeunet is the director of some great films such as 'Delicatessen' and 'Amelie' amongst others. Well known for the dark humour which he brings this to bear again here.

"Ten-year-old T. S. Spivet lives on a Montana ranch with his blissfully eccentric family, whose matriarch (Bonham Carter) is overly preoccupied with collecting beetles. T. S. himself is a science prodigy who unexpectedly wins an award from the Smithsonian for his perpetual motion machine, prompting him to abscond to Washington aboard a freight train.

His adventures en route, and his celebrity status once there, provide the bulk of the film’s alternately comical, touching and sharply observed comments on human frailties. In the wrong hands this might have been a mawkish enterprise, but gifted writer-director Jeunet (MICMACS, AMELIE) invests it with his hallmark idiosyncrasies and visual panache; and the cast, headed by the remarkable Kyle Catlett as T. S. and Judy Davis (TO ROME WITH LOVE) as a conniving Smithsonian executive, are spot on."

Meet in the Phoenix bar from 6.00pm and a social afterwards.


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  • Paul

    Really sorry to have missed this. Will probably try and catch it this weekend.

    June 20, 2014

  • Francesca

    Lovely film, and it was great to meet a couple of people! I'll definitely come along again :)

    June 19, 2014

  • Ana M.

    Hi, guys! Looks like I'll be coming to the 8.30 show afterall ( still at work). See you on your way out :( Enjoy!

    June 19, 2014

  • Francesca

    I'm in the Phoenix bar :) hope other people are coming!

    June 19, 2014

  • André

    Sorry I can't make it tonight (not football related though).
    Kubrick's first film The Killing is shown at the UPP on Sun 29 June. I saw it some time ago and it's excellent.

    June 19, 2014

  • Emma

    Hi. I think I probably can't make it it tomorrow. Sorry! Will confirm tomorrow.

    June 18, 2014

  • Francesca

    This film sounds so interesting (I love Jeunet!) and I'd love to meet you all :)

    June 18, 2014

  • Paul

    It is with the deepest regret that I must inform you that I can longer attend this event. It is particularly gutting since I originally suggested it but there is no sun without shadow.

    If there is any appetite for a viewing on a different day then please let me know.

    June 16, 2014

  • Julie

    This sounds interesting but I have a clash with a leaving dinner for some of my students, so won't be able to make it. Hope you all enjoy!

    June 15, 2014

  • Julia

    Ahhh Jeunet!! I can't make this one, but wish I could... Enjoy!

    June 12, 2014

  • Nikki

    can't get there in time for the start! Enjoy though, love his films.

    June 12, 2014

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