‘Amelie’ set to close Montreal

Helmer Jeunet to accompany North American preem

MONTREAL — Runaway French hit “Amelie From Montmartre” will be the official closing-night pic at the Montreal World Film Festival, fest president Serge Losique announced Tuesday.

“Amelie” had already been tapped to screen as part of the out-of-competition World Greats section at the Montreal festival, which runs Aug. 23-Sept. 3.

Director Jean-Pierre Jeunet will be on hand in Montreal Aug. 30-31 for the North American preem of the pic, which has already notched 7 million admissions in France.

“I am proud to present this film as a North American premiere to close the 25th edition of the festival,” Losique said. “This film, directed by a great filmmaker, is a fantastic gift to the world’s audiences. It is a marvelous, good-humored tale which shows a soothing optimism.”

Amelie (Audrey Tautou) is a waitress in an old-fashioned cafe in the Parisian neighborhood of Montmartre whose staff and regular customers are equally idiosyncratic. The cast also includes thesp-filmmaker Mathieu Kassovitz.

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