After attracting over 5.4 million moviegoers in France, "Amelie" has set off to conquer film festivals in Russia, Germany, Czechoslovakia and Ireland.
8 weeks after its release in theaters in France, "Amelie from Montmartre" by Jean-Pierre Jeunet has proved itself as a standout performer, with more than 5.4 million admissions to its credit. While continuing to charm audiences at home – pulling in 351,028 spectators in its 8th week on the screens – "Amelie" has now set out to win over audiences outside France.
After being chosen for presentation at the opening night of the 23rd MIFF (the Moscow International Film Festival) on June 21, "Amelie from Montmartre" continues its run on the international film festival circuit.
The film will open the Munich Festival on June 30. A German coproduction, "Amelie" will be eagerly awaited by German moviegoers, slated for release in the country on August 16 (distributed by Prokino).
After Munich, it will then be the Czech Republic's turn to welcome Jean-Pierre Jeunet's film, which will be presented in competition at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, to be held from July 5 through 14.
And finally, the Edinburgh International Film Festival (August 12 through 26 this year), will present the film on August 12.
Continuing on its international tour, the film will be released in the fall in Austria (distributed by Filmladen), Greece (Prooptiki), Hungary (Flamex Film), Portugal (Atalanta Filmes), Russia (Central Partnership) and, at the end of the year, in the United States, where its release is to be handled by Miramax.