The Fairy

Directed by Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon and Bruno Romy

Release Year: 2011
Running Time: 94
Color Type: Color
Country: Belgium, France
Language: French with English subtitles [audio]
     

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Cast
Didier Armbruster [The Flying Man]
Bruno Romy [Bartender]
Dominique Abel [Dom]
Fiona Gordon [Fiona]

Crew
Directed by Fiona Gordon, Bruno Romy and Dominique Abel
Writers Fiona Gordon, Dominique Abel and Bruno Romy
Produced by Marina Festré (Executive)
Cinematographer Claire Chidéric
Art Director Nicolas Girault

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.

Critical Acclaim

"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

Awards

  • Official Selection: Cannes International Film Festival (Directors' Fortnight)

    The Golden Starfish Narrative Feature Award - Hamptons International Film Festival 2011

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