Free Virtual Talk
The Fairy: Film Discussion with Dominique Abel & Fiona Gordon

Introduced by Karine Nguyen

LIVE on Zoom and Facebook

Thursday, May 28, 2020
5pm ET
In English

Filmmakers Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon participate in a live discussion about their film The Fairy, part of FIAF’s virtual CinéSalon series, Curator’s Choice: French Films from FIAF & Kino Lorber.

Karine Nguyen, Cultural Counselor for Wallonia and Brussels in New York (AWEX-WBI), will introduce the event.

The filmmakers will talk about their process on The Fairy as well as their longstanding collaboration as writers, directors and actors. A Q&A with attendees will follow.

In English
40 minutes with Q&A

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Dominique Abel & Fiona Gordon

Fiona Gordon, a Canadian national and Australian by birth, and Belgium artist Dominique Abel met at the famed Jacques Lecoq physical theater school in Paris. Throughout the 1980s, they toured in several shows together and founded their theater company, Courage Mon Amour.

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    • In the 1990s, they turned their attention to cinema, co-writing, co-directing, and performing together in all their films to date, often with their long time collaborator, Bruno Romy. Their second feature film, Rumba (2008) was screened at the International Critics’ Week at that year’s Cannes Film Festival and released to critical acclaim. Their third feature, The Fairy (2011) opened the Director’s Fortnight section at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. Their most recent film, Lost in Paris (2016) starred Emmanuelle Riva and Pierre Richard and was selected to the 2016 Telluride festival. Abel and Gordon are currently working on the script of their next film, L’étoile Filante.

Stream The Fairy

Dir. Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon, Bruno Romy
2011, 93 min, Color. In French with English subtitles.

A whimsical tale about how happiness can be squeezed out of the most mundane life follows a man searching for a fairy, whom he loves.

Available to rent or purchase on Kino Now.

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