LOST IN PARIS Cert 12A Running time 83 minutes Stars 4

For a change of direction seek out this charming, whimsical and gently funny farce.

Leaving Canada Fiona arrives in the French capital to discover her elderly  aunt is missing and is soon lost herself.

With the face of a young Frances de la Tour and the seemingly elastic body of Popeye’s  girlfriend Olive Oyl, Fiona Gordon gives a performance of extraordinary agility and precision as Fiona.

A misplaced rucksack connects her with the homeless Dom who offers as much hindrance as help.

Influenced by Charlie Chaplain’s tramp, it also draws heavily on Jacques Tati’s Monsieur Hulot character, who inspired Rowan Atkinson’s Mr Bean.

Conjuring it’s own unique energy, it has a generous spirit, first rate clowning, the bold colours of a kids cartoon, and adds to the list of great dance scenes set in the city. 

I don’t mean to be rude when I tell you to go get lost in Paris.

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