Lost In Paris (DVD)
French slapstick comedy about a Canadian librarian who meets a homeless man in Paris. Emmanuelle Riva stars.
According to Variety, Paris has seldom been funnier or more charming than as seen through burlesque duo Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon's eyes.?
Fiona, a shy, English-speaking librarian, receives a letter from Aunt Martha (Emmanuelle Riva) beckoning her to Paris, so she packs her bright red knapsack and buys a ticket. But when Fiona arrives, Martha is missing. And so begins a loony missing-persons search.
This is a delightful comedy with minimal dialogue, very much in the style of Jacques Tati.
What the press said
"Emmanuelle Riva beguiles in this funny little gem. 4 STARS" Guardian
"Can nonsense save the world? Surely not, but it can nourish the soul when the parts of life that are supposed to make sense refuse to do so. Lost in Paris? is nonsensical by design, a comedy of the absurd that's always entertaining and occasionally pure." Wall Street Journal