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Diverciné - La Fée

(The Fairy)

DiverCiné : les écrans de la Francophonie du monde

Diverciné logoDom est veilleur de nuit dans un petit hôtel du Havre. Un soir, une femme arrive à l’accueil, sans valise, pieds nus. Elle s’appelle Fiona. Elle dit à Dom qu’elle est une fée et lui accorde trois souhaits.

Le lendemain, deux vœux sont réalisés et Fiona a disparu. Mais Dom est tombé amoureux de la Fée Fiona et veut la retrouver.


Poster art for La FéeDirected by the Belgian-based mime artist trio Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon and Bruno Romy (the people behind 2008’s Rumba), this whimsical, Tati-esque fairytale plays like a live-action cartoon, albeit one filled with gawkily acrobatic human actors. Its setting is Le Havre, where a hotel night watchman Dom (Abel) encounters the titular fairy, Fiona (Gordon), who promptly grants him two of three wishes, then disappears. That she is an inmate of a local psychiatric institution is no obstacle, however, to Dom’s fascination and romantic ardour.

Actually the ‘story’ here is just an excuse for a series of absurdist gags involving everyday objects and improbable chases. It’s simultaneously a very knowing and strangely innocent film: either way, it’s hard to resist.

Tom Dawson, The List

 

Diverciné         Entrée/Admission 1 FILM 5 FILMS 12 FILMS
Adultes Non-membres/Non-Members $10 $30 $40
Membres ByTowne/ByTowne Members $7 $25 $35
Étudiant(e)s à temps plein/Full-Time Students $4 $10 $15

 

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