Traditionally, studios don’t enjoy it when they screen a movie before a film festival starts and a journalist then goes out and blabs about it all over the internet. The general rule around pre-screenings is that you hold all opinion until the day the film screens at the festival. Though, in the case of Jean Pierre Jeunet’s Micmacs, I don’t think anyone is going to give me any trouble for what I’m about to tell you. I’ve seen it, and it’s excellent. It is one of the first film’s I’ve previewed for SXSW 2010 that I can say without a doubt should be on your “must see” list.
After screening the film a few days ago, I ran home to search the web far and wide for assets, so that I might share this imaginative, fun experience with you. I’ve come up with a gallery of photos and the film’s international trailer. I will reserve the rest of my opinion for my review, which will be live on March 13, the day the film debuts at SXSW (6:45p at the Paramount). For now, take a look at the assets below.
Bazil was raised an orphan and has a bullet lodged in his brain from an accident years ago. A gentle natured dreamer, he is adopted by a motley crew of junkyard dealers living in a veritable Ali Baba’s cave, whose talents and aspirations are as surprising as they are diverse: Remington, Calculator, Buster, Slammer, Elastic Girl, Tiny Pete & Mama Chow. With the help of this faithful band of wacky friends, Bazil sets out to creatively take revenge on the weapons manufacturers that caused his accident. Underdogs battling heartless industrial giants, our gang relive the battle of David and Goliath, with imagination and fantasy reminiscent of Buster Keaton.
Photo Gallery: (click to enlarge)