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Photos: Opening Night at the San Francisco International Film Festival

Jean-Pierre Jeunet, director of Delicatessen (1991), Alien: Resurrection (1997) and Amélie (2001), helped open the 53rd San Francisco International Film Festival with his latest comedy, Micmacs, on Thursday night at the Castro. The festival continues through May 6. For tickets, showtimes and more information, visit its official site.

Writer-director Jean-Pierre Jeunet at the Opening Night screening of his crime caper Micmacs at the Castro Theatre for the 53rd San Francisco International Film Festival, which began Thursday. (Courtesy of Pamela Gentile, San Francisco Film Society)

Jeunet speaking with reporters outside the Castro. (Courtesy of Tommy Lau, San Francisco Film Society)

Jeunet onstage with San Francisco Film Society Director of Programming Rachel Rosen. (Courtesy of Pamela Gentile, San Francisco Film Society)

Jeunet with author and San Francisco Film Society Executive Director Graham Leggat. (Courtesy of Pamela Gentile, San Francisco Film Society)



Jeunet onstage at the Castro. (Courtesy of Pamela Gentile, San Francisco Film Society)



Jeunet offers unsolicited directions to anyone itching to leave. (Courtesy of Pamela Gentile, San Francisco Film Society)

Jeunet holds court at the Castro prior to Thursday night's screening. (Courtesy of Tommy Lau, San Francisco Film Society)