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Between film projects and following the birth of his daughter, a Canadian in Paris must confront his slacker lifestyle and decide if there is something in it worth passing on to the next generation, or if he is better off getting a job. In search of the remaining traces of flâneurs (19th Century wanderers of Paris), he takes his daughter on a series of poetic strolls in which he assumes the role of a contemporary flâneur and crosses the path of people who help reveal the relevance of such a figure today. In the movement back and forth between the filmed streets of Paris and scenes from the domestic life of a young father, a dialectic emerges between a baby experiencing and making sense of the world and these wandering men trying to do the same.

Film Credits

Directors: Matthew Lancit

Photography: Matthew Lancit

Editing: Matthew Lancit


UK Classification: None

Subtitles: Yes


Language: ,

Length: 79 min

Colour: Yes


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Flaneurs Screening:

  • Fri03Mar

    at Mac-Mahon

    3 March 2017 8:00 pm

    There is also a Q&A with director
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