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Filmfest DC - Lost in Paris

Run Time: 84 Minutes

Lost in Paris

Fiona Gordon, Dominique Abel
Belgium/France, 2016, 84 minutes 

Brussels-based husband-and-wife duo Fiona Gordon and Dominique Abel (Rumba; The Fairy) take inspiration from Jacques Tati, Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, and Laurel and Hardy in this whimsical slapstick comedy. Gordon and Abel masterfully concoct a perilous but ultimately benign world in which a mischievous fate seems to want to have fun at the expense of the protagonists in one perfectly executed pratfall after another.

In the film, Fiona (Gordon) embarks on a mission to save her dotty aunt Martha, played by French screen legend and Academy Award Nominee Emmanuelle Riva (Amour), from a nursing home after receiving the frantic plea "Dear Fiona, help! After 48 years living in Paris they want me to move to an old people's home. Ridiculous! I'm only 88." Escaping frozen Canada for the city of romance, gawky, gangling Fiona arrives too late: Martha's apartment is empty. Worse, she loses her passport and her money, and takes an unintended dip in the Seine. As one mishap leads to another, she becomes entangled with a fleet-footed homeless man (Abel) in a world of Tati-esque deadpan sight gags, class commentary, and brightly colored sets.  A lovingly crafted cinematic confection, Lost in Paris is just as effortlessly charming and romantic as the Eternal City itself—Various sources

In French and English with English Subtitles

Event Details

Filmfest DC - Lost in Paris
Sunday, April 30, 2017 3:30 PM
Door Time: 3:30 PM
This event is 
Age Limit: 

The French Embassy  

Ticket Options

General AdmissionUSD $25.00
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Discount Packages

Packages offered through advance sale only unless otherwise noted. To purchase a package, please follow the links below:

Director's Package:
10 tickets for $100 ($130 value) plus $5.00 convenience fee
Weekday Package:
4 tickets for $45 ($52 value) plus $3.00 convenience fee

Event Map

The French Embassy  
4101 Reservoir Rd NW
Washington, DC 20007