1hr 52mins

A fantastical, intoxicatingly nightmarish science fiction odyssey from visionary directors Jean-Pierre Jeunet (Amélie) and Marc Caro (Delicatessen), journeying to a surreal world in which an evil scientist steals the dreams of children.

This film screens as part of our magically festive Christmas programme.

Unfortunately no Audio Description track is available for this feature.
Christmas 2023
Marc Caro
Strong violence, threat, bloody images, nudity
Contains Foreign Language Subtitles

Old and decrepit Krank (Daniel Emilfork) has lost his capacity for dreaming and is attempting to fight death by stealing the dreams of children. Krank’s cadre of cloned henchmen (Dominique Pinon) snatch 5-year-old Denree (Joseph Lucien) to subject him to the horrific dream-retrieval process. The boy’s father, One (Ron Perlman), the hulking strongman of a traveling circus, and his precocious 9-year-old friend, Miette (Judith Vittet), join forces to defeat Krank’s minions and save Denree.

A truly one-of-a-kind fantasy adventure, the inspired The City of Lost Children opens with a Christmas Eve dream of Santa Claus, before spiraling into a kaleidoscopic, ethereal science-fiction nightmare – complete with out-of-this-world production design and endless childlike imagination.