Sony Pictures Classics has acquired rights in the United States and Latin America to director Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s ‘Micmacs’ from Paris based TF1 International.
The film was produced by Frederic Brillion and Gilles Legrand (Epithète Films), producers of Patrice Leconte’s ‘The Widow of Saint-Pierre" and ‘Ridicule’ as well as Yves Angelo’s LES AMES GRISES and Remi Waterhouse’s ‘I Follow in My Father’s Footsteps’ together with Jean-Pierre Jeunet (Tapioca films) and in coproduction with Warner Bros. Entertainment France. ‘Micmacs’ will be released in France on October 28th.
The ensemble film includes a who’s who of French stars headlined by Dany Boon (Francis Veber’s THE VALET, Patrice Leconte’s MY BEST FRIEND and France’s biggest ever success WELCOME TO THE STICKS), longtime Jeunet collaborator Dominique Pinon (AMELIE, A VERY LONG ENGAGEMENT, THE CITY OF LOST CHILDREN, DELICATESSEN as well as Claude Lelouch’s ROMAN DE GARE), Andre Dussollier (New York Film Festival 2009 opening night film WILD GRASS, TELL NO ONE, AMELIE), and Yolande Moreau (recipient of the 2009 Cesar Award for Best Actress for her role in SERAPHINE).
The creative team behind the production of ‘Micmacs’ includes Jeunet regulars editor Herve Schneid (A VERY LONG ENGAGEMENT, AMELIE and THE CITY OF LOST CHILDREN, as well as Sally Potter’s THE MAN WHO CRIED, THE TANGO LESSON and ORLANDO) and production designer Aline Bonetto (A VERY LONG ENGAGEMENT, AMELIE). Cinematography is by Tetsuo Nagata (LA VIE EN ROSE).
Known for his visual wizardry and original characters, Jeunet’s films are hugely entertaining and invite audiences into worlds before unseen by blending romance, comedy and technically innovative picture and sound design. Jeunet’s ‘Amelie’ was nominated for three Oscars at the 2002 Academy Awards including Best Foreign Language Film. Among others, Jeunet has directed ‘A Very Long Engagement,’ ‘Alien Resurrected,’ ‘The City of Lost Children,’ and ‘Delicatessen,’ the last two co-directed with Marc Caro.
SPC previously worked with Jeunet on his film ‘The City of Lost Children.’