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2005 FESTIVAL FILMS

Mount Shasta International Film Festival


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Directed by Alain Corneau
Feature Film • 107 minutes • France / Japan

Amélie, a dreamy and romantic young Belgian woman, arrives in Japan to begin work as a translator for the giant Yumimoto Corporation. For Amélie, who spent her childhood in Japan, this is a dream come true. It is her chance to become a “real Japanese.’’ Eager to please her bosses and co-workers, Amélie diligently accomplishes her daily tasks with invention and enthusiasm. But unfamiliar with the customs of the Japanese workplace, she commits a series of cultural missteps and is singled out as a deviant within the company hierarchy, suffering a string of demotions. The harder she tries, the more wrathful her superiors seem to become, the more unreasonable and humiliating their demands. Unable to stop her downfall, Amélie suddenly stumbles upon her own extraordinary means of liberation.
Based on Amélie Nothomb’s best selling autobiography, this film stars Sylvie Testud who won the French César award for Best Actress. This film is psychologically and culturally intelligent.

Coming Attractions Theatre 6, Mount Shasta
Friday, October 7 2:00 pm - 3:47 pm

Coming Attractions Theatre 3, Mount Shasta
Sunday, October 9 11:30 am - 1:17 pm

RATING: A Adult Content



Mount Shasta International Film Festival