The 2018 festival will take place Nov. 1-11, 2018. Below is information regarding the 2017 festival.

Lost in Paris

Paris pieds nus

Schedule

Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 7:00pm
Thursday, Nov. 9 at 2:30pm

Filmed in Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon's signature whimsical style — last seen at SLIFF in “The Fairy” — “Lost in Paris” stars the filmmakers as a small-town Canadian librarian and a strangely seductive, oddly egotistical vagabond. When her orderly life is disrupted by a letter of distress from 88-year-old Aunt Martha (delightfully portrayed by Academy Award® nominee Emmanuelle Riva), Fiona (Gordon) hops on the first available plane to Paris and arrives only to discover that Martha has disappeared. In an avalanche of spectacular disasters, she encounters Dom (Abel), an affable but annoying tramp who just won't leave her alone. 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. The New York Times describes the co-directors' style as “equal parts Jacques Tati, Jerry Lewis, Wes Anderson and ‘Wallace & Gromit.’” The pair’s frequent directing partner, Bruno Romy, is also represented at this year’s SLIFF with the documentary “When I Was 6, I Killed a Dragon.”

2016
83 min.
English & French

Directed by

Dominique Abel & Fiona Gordon

Country

Belgium France

Film Category

International Spotlight Robert French and French-Language Focus Women in Film Spotlight

Subject

Romance

Genre

Comedy

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