Cleveland International Film Festival } March 29 – April 9, 2017 Presented by Dollar Bank

LOST IN PARIS (Paris pieds nus)

 

Year: 2016
Country: FRANCE, BELGIUM
Run Time: 83 minutes

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LOST IN PARIS
LOST IN PARIS
LOST IN PARIS
LOST IN PARIS
LOST IN PARIS

Writer/director team (and real-life couple) Fiona Gordon and Dominique Abel star in this incredibly charming homage to the classic romantic comedies of yore, reteaming for their fourth collaboration in decades of working together (you can check out their pitch-perfect YouTube videos). LOST IN PARIS is as goofy as it is delightful—as if a Wes Anderson film courted a Jacques Tati film. When Fiona gets a desperate letter from her Aunt Martha (played by French screen legend Emmanuelle Riva), she leaves her frozen tundra library life in Canada to search for her favorite relative in la Ville Lumiére. And Fiona’s Canadian flag-trek through the streets of Paris paints a beautiful portrait of an incredible city. Enter Abel, the homeless man who stumbles upon Fiona’s purse, using its contents to eat like a king until Fiona, quite literally, falls into his lap. Both characters are awkward, like two swans on roller skates, but their chemistry on screen is undeniable and the film plays to their gangly comic love. In this age of overpriced blockbusters dependent on explosions and darkened moods, LOST IN PARIS is the rare date movie that spreads light. (In English and French with subtitles) —T.W.

LOST IN PARIS (Paris pieds nus)

CIFF41 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 2:20 PM

Sunday, April 02, 2017 at 6:25 PM

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WORLD TOUR

Competition
ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman

Director
Fiona Gordon, Dominique Abel

Producers
Fiona Gordon, Dominique Abel, Charles Gillibert

Screenwriting
Fiona Gordon, Dominique Abel

Cinematography
Claire Childeric, Jean-Christophe Leforestier

Editing
Sandrine Deegen

Principal Cast
Fiona Gordon, Dominique Abel, Emmanuelle Riva, Pierre Richard

Director Bio
Fiona Gordon was born in Australia in 1957 and moved to Canada when she was 12. Dominique Abel was born in Belgium in 1957. After meeting in Paris in 1980 and marrying in 1987, the pair created several theater pieces and have toured the world with their shows.

Select Filmography
"L'iceberg" (2005), "Rumba" (2008), "The Fairy" (2011), LOST IN PARIS (2016)

Print Source

This film is presented in loving memory of DEB EGER, a generous spirit and an adventurous world traveler.

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