»The Fairy« is directed by the filmmaking trio consisting of Fiona Gordon, Dominique Abel and Bruno Romy and it is a spectacle to behold. You could call it a romantic comedy, but that would be hiding the fact that this movie is mostly running, dancing and hilarious skits, tied together by a rather airy plot. The fairy in question is a redhead without shoes who grants wishes by committing crimes and making deals. It almost feels like watching a silent film at times, except for a few interruptions of comic relief.

»The Fairy« is set in an old harbor town whose colors are washed out with dabs of bright paint now and then. Dancing is an intricate part of the film, for example a skinny dip can turn into a tango at the bottom of the ocean. Jacques Tati is the most noticeable influence on these three filmmakers, with the carefully thought out scenery, they rely on their imaginative choreography and mise-en-scène-solutions to carry the film forward.

The Fairy poster
Title
The Fairy
Director
Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon, Bruno Romy
Country
France/ Belguim
Length
93 min
Festival
2011
Section
Competition
Language
French
Subtitle
Swedish subtitles
Premiere status
Swedish Premiere
Production year
2011
Original title
La Fée
Cast
Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon, Philippe Martz, Bruno Romy
Producer
Elise Bisson, Marina Festré, Charles Gillibert, Marin Karmitz, Nathanaël Karmitz, Valérie Rouy
Script
Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon, Bruno Romy
Music
Fred Meert, Helene Lamy au Rousseau

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