Marc Caro, the talent behind this film's extraordinary imagery, is a guest at the festival this year, and we are delighted to have him talk about his work. We follow this rare cinema screening of his most ambitious and visually stunning movie, La Cité des Enfants Perdus,with a Q&A session.
In a bizarre, surreal society, the mad, evil scientist, Krank, who is tormented by his inability to dream, kidnaps children to steal their dreams in order to reverse his accelerated aging process. The problem is the children are so scared of him he only gets their nightmares. When Denree, the little brother of strongman and former whale hunter One (Ron Perlman), is kidnapped One goes looking for him, helped by the young Miette and a host of eccentric characters. Arriving at the City of Lost Children he tries to put an end to the evil reign of Krank and his Cyclops army.
This is a dark and visually arresting fairytale for grownups that deserves to be seen on the big screen from a 35mm print.
Marc Caro introduces the screening
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Added by Craig Grobler on April 30, 2009