Fairy, The | La Fée – dir. Fiona Gordon, Dominique Abel, Bruno Romy, 2011

date: 30/07/2012 time: 21:00 place: The Silver Star Cinema film program: great cinema on the small market square artistic program: films

BE, FR | 2011 | 93 min
reż|dir Fiona Gordon, Dominique Abel, Bruno Romy pro|pro Elise Bisson, Marina Festré, Charles Gillibert, Marin Karmitz, Nathanaël Karmitz, Valérie Rouy scen|wr Fiona Gordon, Dominigue Abel, Bruno zdj|ph Claire Chederic mon|ed Sandrine Degeen ob|cast Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon,  Philippe Martz, Bruno Romy dys|dis Aurora Films


It is hard not to start wondering who Fiona (Fiona Gordon) really is – a magical creature with a supernatural power, or an ill person who somehow got out of a madhouse? – when she runs into Dom (Dominique Abel), doorman at the Le Havre hotel, she introduces herself as a fairy ready to use her magical powers to make his three wishes come true. What is more interesting, the man does not seem to be surprised with this offer at all. When the fairy disappears, the infatuated doorman sets out to find her.

Waiting for one wish after another to be uttered and fulfilled is what builds the plot of this charming comedy as much as the study of the relationship between the two characters. It is all visible through the famous duo’s specific way of acting, they express themselves mainly through graceful choreographies inspired by pantomime and theatre of dance.

Fiona Gordon (1957), Dominique Abel (1957)
Canadian actress, director and author born in Australia; and a Belgian actor, director and author. Since 1980 they make up the Abel et Gordon duo. They have also started a producing company together, “Courage, mon amour,” where they create original theatre performances and films referring to pre-war comedy and burlesque, and the manner of acting typical of silent movie actors such as Charlie Chaplin, Max Linder.