Filmed in the signature, whimsical style that RiverRun audiences will fondly recall from the films Rumba and The Fairy, the unmistakable Belgian/Canadian filmmaking duo Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon return to the festival with their latest flight of fancy Lost in Paris, our opening night narrative. Having worked together on original theatre productions for over twenty-five years now, it’s no surprise that the pair figure prominently on screen here, as usual playing the leads in their own work. The film stars Abel and Gordon as Fiona, a small-town Canadian librarian and Dom, a strangely seductive, oddly egotistical Parisian vagabond.
When Fiona’s orderly life in frigid Canada is disrupted by a letter of distress from her 93-year-old Aunt Martha (delightfully portrayed by the late, great Academy Award®-nominee Emmanuelle Riva) who is living in Paris, Fiona hops on the first plane she can and arrives only to discover that Martha has disappeared, leaving few clues behind. Beset by an avalanche of spectacular disasters during her first ever visit to the cosmopolitan city, she encounters Dom, an affable but annoying tramp who, coincidence or not, seems to run into her at every turn. Replete with the amazing antics and intricately choreographed slapstick that have come to define Abel and Gordon’s work, Lost in Paris is a wondrously fun and hectic tale of peculiar people finding love while lost in the City of Lights.
Opening night screening generously sponsored by:
RiverRun at RED screening generously sponsored by Adams Electric
- year 2016
- rating MT
- runtime 83
- director Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon
- country France/Belgium
- Genre Comedy, Female Filmmaker, French Language, Music/Musical, Romance
- Programs Special Screenings