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KFS presents Audrey Tautou in "A Very Long Engagement"

April 25, 2005

KALAMAZOO--Kalamazoo Film Society presents the 2005 Golden Globe and Academy Award nominee "A Very Long Engagement," starring Audrey Tautou ("Amelie"), Friday through Sunday, May 6-8, at Western Michigan University's Little Theatre.

"A Very Long Engagement" is rated "R" and is presented in French with English subtitles. Showtimes are Friday, May 6, at 7 and 9:30 p.m.; Saturday, May 7, at 4:30, 7:00 and 9:30 p.m.; and Sunday, May 8, at 2:30 and 5 p.m. Admission is $5 or $3 for students.

Based on the acclaimed novel by Sebastien Japrisot, "A Very Long Engagement," is directced by Jean-Pierre Jeunet. The story is set in France near the end of World War I in the deadly trenches of the Somme, in the gilded Parisian halls of power and in the modest home of an indomitable provincial girl. It tells the story of this young woman's relentless, moving and sometimes comic search for her fiancee, who has disappeared. He is one of five French soldiers believed to have been court-martialed under mysterious circumstances and pushed out of an allied trench into an almost-certain death in no-man's land. What follows is an investigation into the arbitrary nature of secrecy, the absurdity of war, and the enduring passion, intuition and tenacity of the human heart.

"A Very Long Engagement" was voted Best Foreign Language Film of 2004 by the Chicago Film Critics Association. It received a 2005 Golden Globe nomination for Best Foreign Language Film and received Academy Award nominations for best art direction and best cinamatography.

The Little Theatre is located at the corner of Oakland Drive and Oliver Street on Western Michigan University's East Campus. Free off-street parking is located behind the theatre. For more information, call the movie line at (269) 387-8221 or visit the Kalamazoo Film Society on the Web at <www.kalfilmsociety.net>.

Media contact: Rene Kane, kalfilmsociety@yahoo.com

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