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Lost in Paris

October 13 @ 6:45 PM - October 29 @ 7:45 PM


Oct 13-29     Single Tickets $5     Semester Passes $30     Where Are Films Shown?     Where Can I Park?  

Lost in Paris is the new comic collaboration by the married filmmaking duo, Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon. (We showed their 2012 film, The Fairy.) The filmmakers also star in this story of a a small-town Canadian librarian (Fiona) searching for her elderly Aunt Martha in the French capitol. She is aided in her search by a vaguely disreputable Parisian vagabond (Dominique). Aunt Martha is delightfully portrayed by the legendary Emmanuelle Riva (Hiroshima, Mon Amour). “Their style — equal parts Jacques Tati, Jerry Lewis, Wes Anderson and “Wallace & Gromit” — isn’t easy to pull off. –The New York Times

France  /  83 minutes / subtitles  WATCH THE TRAILER

Rife with pratfalls, near-misses, crazy coincidences and mistaken identities, “Lost in Paris” is a whirligig contraption that never turns frenetic or throws too much at you. It’s like a Jean-Pierre Jeunet farce on Xanax, with a soothing dose of Wes Anderson whimsy for good measure. It’s also a fond if inadvertent farewell to Emmanuelle Riva, who died earlier this year (several months after the film premiered at festivals), and whose storied performances in “Hiroshima, Mon Amour,” “Léon Morin, Priest” and “Amour” gave moviegoers little indication of her screwball potential. At one point, the picture stops gently in its tracks so that Martha can reunite with an old friend (Pierre Richard, another French cinema legend), and the camera zooms in on their feet as they go through a delicate soft-shoe routine. It’s the loveliest of throwaways, but also an emblematic moment in a movie that moves to its own loopy, life-affirming beat. –LA Times


Fri, Oct 27
Lost in Paris 6:45 @ IU Fine Arts Upstairs
The Women’s Balcony  7:15 @ IU Fine Arts Downstairs
Sidemen 8:15 @ IU Fine Arts Upstairs

Sat, Oct 28
Lost in Paris 6:45 @ IU Fine Arts Upstairs
The Women’s Balcony  7:15 @ IU Global and International Studies Theater
Sidemen 8:15 @ IU Fine Arts Upstairs

Sun, Oct 29
Sidemen 5:30 @ Bear’s Place
Lost in Paris  7:45 @ Bear’s Place – Last Chance!



October 13 @ 6:45 PM
October 29 @ 7:45 PM