Directed by: Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro
Starring: Dominique Pinon, Marie-Laure Dougnac, Jean-Claude Dreyfus, Karin Viard, Rufus
Delicatessen (1991), the film that introduced Messrs. Jeunet et Caro to the moviegoing world, continues to be a marvel of filmmaking. It’s also a twisted delight every time I encounter it—and this latest viewing was no different. It always astonishes me how a film this darkly comedic can also be warm and almost giddily romantic. It’s a film that I reviewed not so long ago, writing, “There’s a freshness in this ramshackle tale of a society on the brink of starvation that’s been driven to cannibalism as a viable lifestyle, and it’s grounded in comedy that’s fully as grotesque and disturbing as it is bleakly funny.” I am going to direct your attention to that review: www.mountainx.com/movies/review/delicatessen.
Classic Cinema From Around the World will present Delicatessen at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5, at Courtyard Gallery, 109 Roberts St. in the Phil Mechanic Studios building, River Arts District. Info: 273-3332.