Lots of cool film-related stuff happens in Boston, Massachusetts and not that many people are here to document it, preserve it and spread the word about it. Special screenings, Q&As, panel discussions — we have them all, and frequently too. /Film Boston aims to be a bi-weekly column that will bring you audio and video content from film-related events around the Boston area. If you don’t live in Boston, I hope that this column will give you a window into some of the cool stuff that happens here regularly. If you do live here, hopefully you’ll come here to get the heads-up on what’s been going on, and what is to come.
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Posted on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009 by David Chen
I’m an enormous fan of director Jean-Pierre Jeunet (I even kind of liked parts of Alien: Resurrection. Kind of). So when I saw the teaser for his newest film, Micmacs A Tire-Larigot (or Micmacs to us Yanks), I was pretty psyched. The man hasn’t made a movie since 2004′s A Very Long Engagement, and even that film felt like watered-down Jeunet, showing only hints of the outlandish visuals, ultra-quirky characters, and greenish-orangish palette that are his trademark.
Today sees the debut of the first UK trailer for Jeunet’s Micmacs courtesy of Empire, and based on the trailer, it looks like the Jeunet we saw in films such as Delicatessen and La Cite des Enfants Perdus is back in full form. The film tells the story of Bazil (Dany Boon) who is accidentally shot in the head. Rather than take the injury lying down, he resolves to take revenge on the weapons manufacturers responsible for the bullet that nearly took his life. Aside from the simple voiceover, the trailer is virtually incomprehensible, a series of quick cuts and blink-and-you’ll-miss-them bizarre moments. For a Jeunet film, though, it totally works. Hit the jump to check out the trailer and let us know what you think in the comments.
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