This Week’s Recommendation: A Very Long Engagement

18 Dec 2020

A Very Long Engagement 


2004, 127 mins, French language

Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet

A Very Long Engagement was the 696th film screened by RFS on 16th October 2012. It was the fourth ranked film of Season 50, with an approval rating of 93%.

It is a French romantic war film, co-written and directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet and starring Audrey Tautou. Mathilde, a young woman, embarks on a journey to look for her fiance Manech, who is soldier stationed at Somme during World War I and is said to be dead, along with four other soldiers. 

A visually beguiling and imaginative film and one that does not shirk in its depiction of the horror of the trenches.

Full film notes available in the Twickenham & Richmond Tribune -

The film can be streamed from Amazon Prime and discs are available from Amazon and other retailers.

Presented by Richmond Film Society