Lost in Paris



Century Larkspur 2 Thu, Oct 13, 2016 8:00 PM
Film Info
Section:World Cinema
Mind the Gap
Running Time:83 min.
Director:Dominique Abel
Fiona Gordon
Producer:Charles Gillibert
Christie Molia
Screenwriter:Dominique Abel
Fiona Gordon
Cinematographer:Claire Childeric
Jean-Christophe Leforestier
Editor:Sandrine Deegen
Cast:Emmanuelle Riva
Pierre Richard
Dominique Abel
Fiona Gordon
Print Source:Oscilloscope
Note Writer:Laura Henneman


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.

Additional Information

For over 25 years, Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon 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 Poupee. They have been making films ever since.