"City of Lost Children"
Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet
This cross between a
children's fairy tale and a hellish sci-fi nightmare questions the very nature of dreams,
fantasy and the hope of a collective social fabric. Though heavy with ambition, the
fantastic sets and backdrops, together with superb effects, animate a truly engrossing
cast of characters. These range from a villainous pair of Siamese twins to hitmen fleas.
Amidst the tumult, children struggle in a world dominated by crime and perverse ambitions.
Jean-Paul Gaultier did the costumes. French with English subtitles.