To the Monico Movies audience, a big hello.
At this time of year we would ordinarily be about to embark on our holidays packing up the car or boarding a plane to travel to a far off location, but like many of you we will be staying close to home and maybe taking the chance to enjoy our fabulous Welsh landscape.

The Monico Movies crew have been getting together online for Zoom meetings, like so many people during this pandemic.

We desperately miss being able to bring you Monico Movies. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer any news on when we will be able to return, but we are exploring a few options.

In the meantime we just wanted to stay in touch and let you know we’re still here and as soon as we can we’ll crank up the projector, dust off the chairs and retrieve the Ice creams from the freezer.

The crew have, as usual, enjoyed watching many movies, of all kinds, over the past few months.

Can we recommend, for those of you who enjoy a good laugh Lost in Paris from two little known French writer-directors Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon. Lost in Paris is very much an homage to films like Jaques Tati’s Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday

Lost In Paris (2017)

The movie they jointly devised, and in which they star, is a clever, funny and distinctly unworldly comedy with a clever line in visual humour.

The goofy Fiona (Fiona Gordon) travels from Canada to Paris to visit her similarly away-with-the-fairies aunt Marthe (Emanuelle Riva). A mishap on the banks of the River Seine leads to an encounter with a romantic tramp called Dom (Dominique Abel).

This is a sweet-natured movie that includes some serious tango moves too. It’s classic French entertainment, a little gem.

Lost in Paris

It can be rented from YouTube, Amazon Prime, Google Play or the DVD can be rented from Cinema Paradiso.co.uk

Extra: a short interview with Lost in Paris creators Fiona Gordon and Dominique Abel