The Fairy

Synopsis & Film Details

From the directors of L’iceberg, the Belgian comedy The Fairy follows a hotel clerk as he falls in love with an off-kilter, wish-granting fairy. The opening selection at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival Directors’ Fortnight, the movie continues to charm audiences with its loopy, Jacques Tati-inspired romp. The clerk works the night shift in a small hotel near the seaport of Le Havre. One night, a woman arrives with no luggage and no shoes. She tells the clerk that she is a fairy, and she grants him three wishes. However, before she is able to grant the third wish, the fairy mysteriously disappears. The clerk then sets out on a quest to find her, leading the two on a series of freewheeling misadventures. In French, with English subtitles.

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Screening sponsor: L’Alliance Française de Fresno.