Lost in Paris

Paris pieds nus

Belgium, France 2016
In French and English with English subtitles
82 min
Suitable for audiences of all ages
Director: Dominique Abel & Fiona Gordon
Screenplay: Fiona Gordon & Domunique Abel
Cast: Fiona Gordon, Domunique Abel, Emmanuelle Riva, Pierre Richard, Emmy Boissard Paumelle
Production: Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon, Christie Molia, Charles Gillibert / Courage mon amour, Moteur s'il vous plaît, CG Cinéma
Print Source: MK2

Fiona (Fiona Gordon) is a young goof from Canada who comes to Paris to visit her similarly away-with-the-fairies aunt Marthe (Emmanuelle Riva). A mishap on the banks of, and then in, the Seine leads to an encounter with a romantic tramp called Dom (Dominique Abel). It’s a classic French entertainment that could have been produced almost any time in the last 60 years. There is a sophistication in its childlike guilelessness and also a cameo for veteran French comedy player Pierre Richard. This movie is as sweet-natured as Abel and Gordon’s debut film Rumba, and they break out some serious tango movies here, too. It’s a little gem.

Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian