When I was study in RMIT for my creative media master degree, I always love to borrow around 3 movie DVDs from my university library. Here is one of my favourite foreign movie, "Amélie" (2001), a French movie by Jean-Pierre Jeunet. It was a comedy, fantasy and romance genre. Well, it is only suitable for mainly adult due of some sexual contents.
The story is about a girl, Amelie share her imagination world which go through with her tragedy and fantasy journey. Her playful and optimistic personality surely make the audiences love her through her journey. This film has an uniques colour setting for special visual enjoyment. It does't has the usual colour setting compare to the typical Hollywood movie. It has the strong heavy colour mixture of yellow and green. For those audiences who have watch a lots of Hollywood movies, it will be a new experiences.
This film has inspired me through the visual colour, camera shots (*Especially the Dutch shots) and God's voice (Third party) narrative storytelling for the protagonist's journey. I did enjoy the mix genre of the film, it has the influence from Chungking Express (1994) from Wong Kar-wai. The director played with the colour balance and contrast, there wasn't any correct colour balance in the film. Extreme close-up shots were applied a lot in every scenes. Amelia, has won for the Best film at the European Film Awards and best director.
My favourite quotes in this film:
"A woman without love, it's like a flower without sun"
"You're gorgeous when you blush. Like a wild flower"
Based on the story content, director, actors/actress, art direction, cinematic shots/angle, music background and sound effect. THE OVERALL RATING : ☆☆☆☆ OUT OF 5