MATHIEU KASSOVITZ IN PERSON! - Friday, September 21st at the Aero
Double feature screening and Q&A: Friday, September 21 – 7:30 PM
American Cinematheque at the Aero Theatre (in Santa Monica)
Co-presented by French Film and TV Office of the French Embassy, Los Angeles. Sponsored by TV5 Monde.
>> Discussion between films with actor/director Mathieu Kassovitz.
"AMELIE" (Le Fabuleux Destin d’Amélie Poulain)
Directed by : Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Written by: Guillaume Laurant and Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Cast: Mathieu Kassovitz, Audrey Tautou
Director Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s marvelous poetic fantasy about a wide-eyed young Parisian waitress (played by the sensational Audrey Tautou) who manages to influence the destinies of all who meet her. Filmmaker Mathieu Kassovitz (LA HAINE) co-stars as Amelie’s would-be boyfriend. In French with English subtitles. 2001, Miramax/Park Circus, 120 min.
Directed by: Mathieu Kassovitz
Written by: Mathieu Kassovitz, Nicolas Boukhrief
Cast: Mathieu Kassovitz, Michel Serrault
Hit man Mr. Wagner (Michel Serrault) takes pride in his work; killing isn’t just a way of making a living for him, it’s a craft. As the aging Wagner feels time slipping away from him, he becomes determined to pass along what he knows - but his new protege Max (Mathieu Kassovitz) isn’t quite the apt pupil Wagner expects. Director and star Kassovitz follows up his extraordinary LA HAINE with another potent meditation on violence and morality. In French with English subtitles. 1994, 128 min, France