These days it is very difficult to catch a glimpse of light hearted comedy films like this one.The reason is simple. There is hardly any public attached to Cinephilia. The best places to watch such a film are cinematheques and film festivals. "Le voyage d'Amélie"(Amélie's journey)was restored under the leadership of Mr.Eric Leroy of CNC,Bois d'Arcy. A new restored print of this film was shown on Monday, 23/01/2006 at Vincennes,Paris. It was the opening film of the Rencontres Internationales du Cinéma de Vincennes 2006.I was fortunate enough to watch this film in the estimable company of Messieurs Abbas Kiarostami (who was awarded Henri Langlois prize) and Daniel Duval at a community hall located in Vincennes,Paris. There are some nice things to watch in "Amerlie's journey". They include how young people are happy if they are able to live peacefully with old people.This film is also a road movie albeit a different one as it depicts how people under trouble are able to overcome their miseries when they get in touch with decent people.It is sad no DVD label has come forward to make this little gem available for the ever growing DVD market.In the years to come this film will be remembered as a good directorial debut of the famous French actor Daniel Duval.
Le voyage d'Amélie (1974)
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