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Lost in Paris

January 21, 2018 @ 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM

Jan 19-21     Single Tickets $6     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 Jan 19
Lost in Paris  6:45 @ IU Fine Arts Upstairs
Django   7:30 @ IU School of Global and International Studies
The Fairy  8:30 @ IU Fine Arts Upstairs

Sat, Jan 20
Lost in Paris  6:45 @ IU Fine Arts Upstairs
Jane  7:30 @ IU School of Global and International StudiesLast Chance!
Django  8:30 @ IU Fine Arts Upstairs

Sunday, Jan 21
Lost in Paris  5:15 @ Bear’s Place – Last Chance!
The Fairy  7:45 @ Bear’s Place – Last Chance!




January 21, 2018
5:15 PM - 7:00 PM
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