“Les Cinémas de Caro/Jeunet”

A book about our work together, Caro and I, and our personal movies, has been published by Cernunnos/Dargaud… A sort of extension of the Halle St Pierre exhibit, with photos, drawings and other unpublished documents, including long interviews by Laurent Djan and prefaces by Claudie Ossard and Dominique Pinon.

Caro/Jeunet exhibit in Lyon

The Halle Saint Pierre exhibit will be present until May 18, 2019 at the magnificent Cinema and Miniatures Museum, 60 rue Saint Jean in Lyon.

There will be a few less items than in the original exhibit, like the short films The carousel or The escape, but one additional item: a mini cabinet of curiosities, reproducing objects from the exhibit, tinkered by myself and some of my friends, like a mini new-born Alien, sculpted by Allen Dayton, Amélie’s pig lamp and Kazuhito Kimura’s garden gnome, or the bag and the slippers that Amélie exchanges in Collignon’s house, created by Dominique Roche…

A big round of applause to Dan Ohlman and Laurie Courbier, who took care of the set up.

The Caro-Jeunet Exhibit now to be at the Lyon Cinema and Miniatures Museum

The outstanding Caro-Jeunet exhibit at the Halle Saint Pierre has come to an end after 10 months. Many thanks to Martine Lusardi and her collaborators.
Now it will be opening to the public at the superb Cinema and Miniatures Museum in Lyon, at 60 rue Saint Jean, on October 13, a few days before the Lumière festival where Delicatessen will be screened three times.
Below, an image from the Halle Saint Pierre exhibit. (Photo Elske Koelstra)

Clip Gauvain Sers

Gauvain Sers is a young singer from the Creuse region of France. He wears a cap in beige ribbed velvet. That’s his style. He sings before Renaud and last Saturday at the Bastille, he finished his concert with an unpublished song that paid homage to the famous French singer. It gave me goose bumps! This guy can write.

As he mentions “Amelie” in his song, how could I refuse to make his music video? Aline Bonetto for the set, Thomas Hardmeyer for the lighting, Nathalie Tissier for make-up, a new costume designer, Fabienne Katany, and hairstylist, Cicci. Julien Lecat for the editing and making off, produced by Jerome Denis … and of course Christophe Vassort, my faithful assistant. Alexia Giordano in the role of “Elle” … Jean-Pierre Daroussin and Gérard Darmon as guest stars! A big thanks to them all…

Soon a Caro/Jeunet exhibition?

In any case there is no lack of proposals… So I gathered the countless objects that have appeared throughout our films… Like the poster Caro painted for Delicatessen

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The model for the flea in The City

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Or the tugboat from the same film…

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A model from Alien…

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Or the Machine of Perpetual Motion from TS Spivet

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And dozens of others…