UNITED STATES | 116 minutes | 1997

200 years after Alien 3, Ellen Ripley re-emerges (understandably changed) alongside a group of space pirates trying to save the Earth from an imminent alien invasion. When Winona Ryder appeared in the Alien universe, audiences were pleasantly surprised (almost as much as they were when she showed up in Stranger Things). Directed by French filmmaker Jean-Pierre Jeunet (Amélie Poulain, La Cité des enfants perdus), the fourth instalment in the original series has some fun with the franchise’s tropes. It also proves that “Weaver and Ryder against the aliens” is a fine premise for a movie.


Saturday October 12, 2019

Program #51
Cinéma Impérial

As part of La Grande nuit ALIEN du FNC

Jean-Pierre Jeunet

No biography

1989 Foutaises
1991 Delicatessen
1995 The City of Lost Children
1997 Alien Resurrection
2001 Amélie
2004 Madame Édouard
A Very Long Engagement
2009 Micmacs
2013 The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet

distribution and credits

  • Screenplay Dan O'Bannon, Ronald Shusett, Joss Whedon
  • Producer Bill Badalato, Gordon Carroll, David Giler, Walter Hill
  • Cast Sigourney Weaver, Winona Ryder, Dominique Pinon

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