Thursday 22nd February 2018 - 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Palmer Building
Slapstick artists Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon follow up “The Fairy” with this charming ode to Tati and Chaplin. When Fiona’s orderly life is disrupted by a letter of distress from her 88-year-old Aunt Martha 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 in looking for Martha, she encounters an affable, but annoying tramp who just won’t leave her alone.
France-Belgium 2016 – French with subtitles – directed by Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon – with Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon, Emmanuelle Riva – 83 min
‘Lost in Paris’ Does For Slapstick What ‘La La Land’ Does For Musicals – TELLURIDE
Who wouldn’t want a picturesque trip to the French capital that delivers more laughs than a nitrous oxide leak near the hyena compound? – VARIETY
In Lost in Paris, the married directors and stars Fiona Gordon and Dominique Abel show a grace for physical comedy and pretzel-like pas de deux – THE NYTIMES
With its visually stylish sight gags and broad physical comedy, “Lost in Paris” blends the whimsy of Wes Anderson with the inventive slapstick of Jacques Tati – WASHINGTON POST