directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet
I love the Jeunet/Caro collaborations Delicatessen and The City of Lost Children. The film , Amélie,
starring the sweet and evocative Audrey Tautou, was a huge hit among everyone I know when it first premiered. I don't know why it took me so long but I finally got around to seeing her in A Very Long Engagement. I loved the film and was pleasantly surprised to see one of my favorite American actors, Jodi Foster, in a rare, French-speaking role. I usually don't pay much attention to the private lives of actors but I once saw Jodie Foster interviewed (Charlie Rose?) where she spoke about having attended Le Lycee Francais in Los Angeles, CA , where all the subjects were taught in French. She later graduated magna cum laude from Yale, with a degree in English literature. A brainy woman!
Unfortunately, the only clip I've run across of Foster's role in A Very Long Engagement, is of a love scene which is taken out of context and therefore looks rather tawdry. But here is a still of Jodie Foster, from the movie.
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