A missing auntie, pilfered champagne, and a Canadian Mountie all factor into this whimsical tale in the City of Lights. When librarian Fiona receives a mysterious missive from her dear Aunt Martha (Emmanuelle Riva, Amour), she sets out from Canada to visit her aged relative in Paris. But on Fiona’s arrival, Martha is nowhere to be found and Fiona is a fish out of water—except for the few occasions when she tumbles into the Seine. Enter Dom, who lives peacefully in a tent by the river, taking dumpster diving to new heights of artistry and discernment. Serendipity and fated coincidences turn the search for the missing Martha into a madcap, quirky, romance-inflected chase. Filmmaking/performing duo Fiona Gordon and Dominique Abel’s films have a childlike sense of wonder, their storytelling packed with appealingly awkward dancing, slapstick, and sight gags, marking them as stylistic successors to Buster Keaton, Jacques Tati, and Harpo Marx.
Guests in attendance 10/13 & 10/14: Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon (co-directors, actresses)
With support from The Consulate General of France and FACS
Thanks to our Community Partner the Alliance Française de San Francisco