Comedy duo Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon (The Fairy)—pulling triple duty as stars, writers, and directors—return to the big screen with their signature slapstick and whimsy. The story follows Fiona in the role of a Canadian librarian who travels to Paris after receiving a letter of distress from her 88-year-old Aunt Martha (legendary French actress and Academy Award-nominee, the late Emmanuelle Riva, Hiroshima Mon Amour). As Fiona struggles to navigate her way through Paris, she encounters Dom (Abel), an affable but annoying tramp who refuses to leave her alone. Replete with the amazing antics and intricately choreographed physical comedy that has come to define Abel and Gordon’s work , Lost in Paris is a wondrously fun and frenzied tale of peculiar people finding love whilst lost in the City of Lights.
After receiving a fantastic reception last month as our JBFC Preview Club selection, I’m so excited to bring Lost in Paris to the JBFC for an open run. I’ve seen the film three times now, and the joy and laughs I got from it the first time did not let up during my third screening. Lost in Paris is the perfect example of a film that could easily fly under the radar, especially during the summer months, which is why I’m so ecstatic to get it on screen for our audience. In a season that’s been dominated by superheroes saving the world (again), robots fighting each other (again), and CGI cartoons singing and dancing (again), a film like Lost in Paris is such a breath of fresh air, you’ll want to see it twice. – Andrew Jupin, JBFC senior film programmer