Paris or Perish (Paris A Tout Prix)

 

Year: 2013
Country: FRANCE
Run Time: 89 minutes

The unremittingly hilarious and snarky PARIS OR PERISH is the brainchild of the fabulously talented Reem Kherici, a French-Tunisian-Italian comedienne and first-time director. Kherici plays Maya, an “It” girl in the atelier of Parisian haute couture designer Paul Ritz. A 20-year resident of France who is proud to have stilettoed her way to the top of the fashion heap, she’s long since buried her identity as a North African. Though alienated from practically everyone, she’s besties with old pal Alexandra and her male bimbo of a boyfriend. One day a teeny accident leads Maya to a run-in with the police, and voilà! She finds herself deported. What follows is a priceless fish-out-of-water tale as Maya struggles to Louboutin her way out of the desert and back to Paris in time for Fashion Week. But has she really left her roots behind? (In French with subtitles) —B.B.

CIFF Screenings

Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 4:50 PM

Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 7:45 PM
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Sidebar
Women of the World

Genre
Recommended for High School +

Competition
ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman

Director
Reem Kherici

Producers
Mandarin Cinema, Gaumont

Screenwriting
Reem Kherici, Morgan Spillemaecker, Philippe Lacheau

Cinematography
Nicolas Massart

Editing
Véronique Parnet

Principal Cast
Reem Kherici, Cecile Cassel, Tarek Boudali, Philippe Lacheau, Shirley Bousquet, Salim Kechiouche, Stephane Rousseau

Director Bio
Reem Kherici was born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France. She is an actress and director who once belonged to a comedic company called La Bande à Fifi.

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PARIS OR PERISH (2013)

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Gaumont International Sales

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Kent State University Museum

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Fashion Week Cleveland

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