About

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 93-year-old Aunt Martha (delightfully portrayed by Academy Award®-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.

Dominique Abel - Dom

Dominique Abel plays Dom, a selfish and resourceful homeless man who has a very poor sense of propriety, but who is always up for trying things. The evolution of his character with respect to previous films: more mischievous, seductive, and autonomous.

Fiona Gordon - Fiona

Fiona Gordon is well-known for her unique physical language. In this film, she brings out her Olive Oyl-side. The evolution of her character with respect to previous films: more fragility, vulnerability, and emotion.

Emmanuelle Riva - Martha

We are happy to be able to share a period of creativity with this incredible actress, and to be part of her astonishing and uncompromising career. When we imagined the character’s playful side, a dimension she has rarely explored in her work, we offered her the role. But she has brought so much more. She was immediately pleased by Martha’s tragicomic side. Our first meetings convinced us that she embodied the character’s strength, audacity, and poetic qualities with simplicity, liveliness and – as with every role she accepts – by wholeheartedly committing herself to it. This will be her first return to the screen since Michael Haneke’s AMOUR.

Pierre Richard - Norman

Pierre Richard plays Norman. We needed someone who could embody this elderly, independent and charismatic artist; a lover who resurfaces three times throughout the story. Pierre Richard has a strong personality, combining charm, humour, and physical presence.

Dominique Abel - Dom

Dominique Abel plays Dom, a selfish and resourceful homeless man who has a very poor sense of propriety, but who is always up for trying things. The evolution of his character with respect to previous films: more mischievous, seductive, and autonomous.

Fiona Gordon - Fiona

Fiona Gordon is well-known for her unique physical language. In this film, she brings out her Olive Oyl-side. The evolution of her character with respect to previous films: more fragility, vulnerability, and emotion.

Emmanuelle Riva - Martha

We are happy to be able to share a period of creativity with this incredible actress, and to be part of her astonishing and uncompromising career. When we imagined the character’s playful side, a dimension she has rarely explored in her work, we offered her the role. But she has brought so much more. She was immediately pleased by Martha’s tragicomic side. Our first meetings convinced us that she embodied the character’s strength, audacity, and poetic qualities with simplicity, liveliness and – as with every role she accepts – by wholeheartedly committing herself to it. This will be her first return to the screen since Michael Haneke’s AMOUR.

Pierre Richard - Norman

Pierre Richard plays Norman. We needed someone who could embody this elderly, independent and charismatic artist; a lover who resurfaces three times throughout the story. Pierre Richard has a strong personality, combining charm, humour, and physical presence.

Dominique Abel - He is Belgian

Fiona Gordon - She is Canadian

For over 25 years, they have been creating original theatre together. Their visual style of humour has taken them all over the world. They live and work in a converted factory space in Brussels, never tiring of their favorite topic: the awkwardness of human beings. In the 90’s, A & G took their first steps in filmmaking, as actors at first, with Bruno Romy's LA POUPÉE. They have been making films ever since.

Press

  • “This always inventive and occasionally hilarious small-scale comedy follows the couple's previous features L’Iceberg (2005), Rumba (2008) and The Fairy (2011) in its homemade feel and its dedication to the comic traditions of Buster Keaton and Jacques Tati, with stylistic dashes courtesy surrealist artists and perhaps choreographer Pina Bausch.” Todd McCarthy, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
  • “Another charming doodle that does justice to their brand of studied humor. The pair blends storybook visuals with a stream of clever gags and oodles of pathos to deliver an infectious romance almost too eager to please at every turn.”Eric Kohn, INDIEWIRE
  • “A cheery and frequently funny affair, filmed in bright colors and containing the kinds of slapstick set pieces that just don’t get made anymore.”CJ Prince, FRESH FROM THE THEATRE

Contact

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Sydney Tanigawa
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Sydney@Oscilloscope.net
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Andrew Carlin
Oscilloscope Laboratories
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