By Bryony Gordon. Audrey Tautou has a discreet silver band on her wedding finger, but any inquiries as to whether or not it is an engagement ring are met with coquettish smiles and girlish giggles and, finally, an answer — of sorts. That the year-old actress is playfully private is perhaps not that much of a surprise. The city depresses me!
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Written by Jeunet with Guillaume Laurant, the film is a whimsical depiction of contemporary Parisian life, set in Montmartre. It tells the story of a shy waitress, played by Audrey Tautou , who decides to change the lives of those around her for the better while struggling with her own isolation. The film was a co-production between companies in France and Germany. The film received critical acclaim and was a major box office success. She promises herself that if it makes him happy, she will devote her life to bringing happiness to others. He recalls the boy's name as "Bretodeau". Moved to tears by the discovery and the memories it holds, Bretodeau resolves to reconcile with his estranged daughter and the grandson he has never met. She persuades her father to follow his dream of touring the world by stealing his garden gnome and having a flight attendant friend airmail pictures of it posing with landmarks from all over the world.
For someone as shy and discreet as Audrey Tautou , the next few weeks will be feel uncomfortably like putting her head above the parapet again, exposed to potshots from her Gallic critics. Such an honour suggests Tautou has finally made it on to the list of French cinema's national treasures, headed by Catherine Deneuve. Because she was its symbol, its star, it demolished Audrey too. The fact that it and she were so commercially successful just made things worse and she got hit even harder. It was intellectual snobbery. Those inky round eyes and that pixie mug insure that hers are the features, poor thing, that social anthropologists will eternally reach for when asked to illustrate the term gamine. Or mignonne. Playing Tom Hanks's sidekick in the populist but hugely successful The Da Vinci Code did little to soften critical hard-hearts in France. She grew up in rural Auvergne in south-central France and decided she liked acting after her father, a dental surgeon, and mother, a teacher — who named her after Audrey Hepburn — sent her on a summer course at the renowned Cours Florent theatre school in Paris as a reward for passing her baccalaureate with honours. The young Tautou, however, was more interested in painting and drawing, subjects her parents doubted would lead to gainful employment.