Film Series: The City of Lost Children

1995. France. Dir: Jean-Pierre Jeunet. With Ron Perlman. 112 min.

 

In a darkly surreal storybook world, an orphaned girl and her gentle giant confront a mad scientist who abducts tiny tots to steal their dreams. Before the sweetness of Ame?lie, Jeunet had a healthy appetite for the macabre, and the kinds of twisted fairy tales that children are perhaps not really meant to see…

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / $5