An elaborately detailed universe of fantasy with eye-popping sets, ingenious special effects, Jean-Paul Gaultier costumes, and a must-be-seen-to-be-believed cast of characters. The City of Lost Children (1995) delves deep into the subconscious realm of children’s imaginations, and – most importantly – their dreams. The film harks back to traditional fairy tales, staying true to those traditions by delving into wild, sometimes dark and scary, flights of fancy…some of which speak to adults as much as, if not more than, children.
Krank, a tormented scientist, sets about kidnapping local children in order to steal their dreams and reverse his accelerated aging process. After Krank’s henchmen kidnap his brother, local fisherman and former circus strongman One (Ron Perlman) sets out on a journey to Krank’s nightmarish laboratory, accompanied by a little orphan girl called Miette.
This unique and visually stunning story from Marc Caro and Jean-Pierre Jeunet, the director of Amelie (2001) and Alien: Resurrection (1997), was selected as the opening film at the 1995 Cannes Film Festival.
Both shows will be shown in 35mm!
Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro
Online sales end 30 minutes prior to showtime. Please visit the Harris Theater box office after this time to purchase tickets.
Concessions are available for all screenings and the Harris Theater is now BYOB. Guests who bring alcoholic beverages must be 21 years or older and provide valid photo ID upon request, a $5 charge will be issued per guest.