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Belgium-based trio Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon and Bruno Romy follow their acclaimed ICEBERG and RUMBA with another Tati-inspired, candy-colored romp: this time, a charmingly off-kilter adventure about a hotel clerk who falls in love with a wish-granting fairy.
Release Year: 2011 Running Time: 94 Color Type: Color Country: Belgium, France Language: 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, and makes his first two wishes come true before mysteriously vanishing. By now, Dom has fallen in love with Fiona, and he proceeds to embark on a search for his elusive fairy. The third feature film by the gifted trio of physical comedians Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon, and Bruno Romy, THE FAIRY presents a series of slapstick set pieces which hark back to the work of Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, and Jacques Tati.
Filled with a colorful cast of supporting characters and a number of gracefully executed dance sequences, THE FAIRY is a whimsical tale about the happiness that can be squeezed out of even the most mundane of lives.
Official Selection: Cannes International Film Festival (Directors' Fortnight)
The Golden Starfish Narrative Feature Award - Hamptons International Film Festival 2011
"Deliriously droll...a steady stream of laughs." - Peter Debruge, Variety
"Funny and sweet!" - Manohla Dargis, The New York Times
"Effervescent, delirious and delightful...thoroughly recommended! - Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com
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