Dir. Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon, Bruno Romy, 2011, 93 min, Color
With Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon, Bruno Romy
In French with English subtitles
Dom works as a night clerk at a small hotel in the industrial port city of Le Havre. One night, a strangely dressed woman named Fiona arrives and claims she is a fairy. She grants Dom three wishes, granting the first two before mysteriously vanishing. By now, Dom has fallen in love with Fiona, and he embarks on a search for the elusive fairy.
The third feature film by a trio of gifted comedians—Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon, and Bruno Romy—The Fairy harks back to the work of Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, and Jacques Tati. Filled with a colorful cast of supporting characters, slapstick set pieces, and a number of gracefully executed dance sequences, The Fairy is a whimsical tale about how happiness can be squeezed out of the most mundane of lives.
“Deliriously droll…a steady stream of laughs.” —Variety
“Effervescent, delirious and delightful…thoroughly recommended!” — Salon.com
Free Virtual Talk with Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon
Thursday, May 28 at 5pm ET
Filmmakers Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon will talk about their process on The Fairy as well as their longstanding collaboration as writers, directors and actors.
Karine Nguyen, Cultural Counselor for Wallonia and Brussels in New York (AWEX-WBI), will introduce the event.
A Q&A with attendees will follow the talk.
40 minutes with Q&A
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