No modern comedy group has shown as much commitment to resurrecting the spirit of classic slapstick than Brussels-based husband-and-wife comedy duo Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon.
Filmed in Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon's signature whimsical style, 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 88-year-old Aunt Martha (delightfully portrayed by Academy Award (R)-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 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. It is also one of the final screen appearances of Emmanuelle Riva, icon of movies from Michael Haneke's Amour to Gillo Pontecorvo's Kapò and Alain Resnais's Hiroshima Mon Amour, who died in January at the age of 89. (French with English subtitles)
'Lost in Paris’ Does For Slapstick What ‘La La Land’ Does For Musicals.'IndieWire
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