Nostalgic News: Amélie was released 15 years ago today


Released in the UK on 5th October 2001, today Amélie celebrates its 15th anniversary.

The French romantic-comedy tells the story of an alienated young woman living in contemporary Paris who decides to change the lives of those around her for the better.

Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet and starring Audrey Tautou, the film is noted for its unique visual style, strong colour palette and quirky approach.

As well as being a commercial success and earning over $170 million at the box office, the film was a critical triumph. Winning Best Film at the European Film Awards, Amélie also took home two BAFTAs and was nominated for five Academy Awards – an impressive feat for a foreign-language film.

Relive the magical quality of the film via the trailer below.


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