Audrey Tautou stars as the titular character in this charming French romantic comedy directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet. After mistakenly diagnosing her with a heart condition, Amélie is homeschooled by her mother and is raised isolated from other children. The film focuses on her young adulthood in Paris, where she’s surrounded by characters almost as quirky as her. A chance discovery of a box of childhood treasures in her apartment leads her on a search for their owner, which in turn leads Amélie on a search for love.
The film has a distinct visual palette, defined by a yellow hue pierced with bright colours and deep shadows, as well as its creative use of magical realism. Here are fifteen of the most creative shots from the film.