The latest comedic confection from filmmaking duo Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon (L’iceberg, Rhumba, The Fairy) is a hilarious screwball comedy of love, confusion and pratfalls, crafted in their signature whimsical style.
“Funny and charming … who wouldn’t want a picturesque trip to the French capital that delivers more laughs than a nitrous oxide leak near the hyena compound?” – Peter Debruge, Variety
Lost in Paris stars the filmmakers as a small-town Canadian librarian and a strangely seductive, oddly egotistical vagabond. When Fiona’s (Gordon) orderly life is disrupted by a letter of distress from her kooky 88-year-old Aunt Martha (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. In an avalanche of spectacular disasters, she encounters Dom (Abel), the affable, but annoying tramp who just won’t leave her alone. Replete with the amazing antics and intricately choreographed, Tati-esque slapstick that has 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. (Dir. by Dominique Abel & Fiona Gordon, 2016, France/ Belgium, in English & French with English subtitles, 85 mins., Not Rated)