Lost in Paris

Paris pieds nus


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

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.”

83 min.
English & French

Directed by

Dominique Abel & Fiona Gordon

Film Category

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



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