Forget Paris
Forget Paris

Film Title

Forget Paris


Director: Christopher Presswell Country: UK, France
Writer: Christopher Presswell Original Format: HD
Dir. of Photography: Phillip Crosby Print Source: Christopher Presswell
Producer: Christopher Presswell, Robbie Moffat
Cast: Ed Coleman, Mai Cunningham

Film Details

UK Premiere

Official Selection Feature

Short Synopsis:

A romantic new year's getaway to paris descends into a nightmare when the couple'srelationship implodes prior to their departure. 


Forget ParisForget Paris is a cynical romantic comedy centred around Dan and Katie, a young, recently separated couple who – due to an expensive booking and a badly-timed break up – are forced to spend a week with each other in Paris. Although Dan compares Paris to marriage (i.e. ‘where love goes to die’), it seems as if the pair are hitting it off again in the City of Love. Awkward encounters give way to nights of passion in the romantic city, but is it built to last?
From the beginning, you can tell there’s an underlying tension between the two characters. Uncomfortable conversations and looks seem to hide beneath them a longing for contact, both physical and emotional. Despite this, Dan and Katie seem completely at odds with each other as people: Dan displays a vicious cynical streak but is more sentimental than pragmatic Katie. The differences between them highlight a core point to the film: idealism versus reality. ‘Romantic’ Paris seems like a joke to Dan, as he sees all the dirt and heartbreak in the city. Yet the film is filled with beautiful shots of famous – and not – landmarks, and the miniature Statue of Liberty that stands in the Seine serves as a symbol of new beginnings for Dan and Katie.
Orestes Kouz

12 October 2011 Louise Hector Forget Paris

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Practical Information

Screenings at Apollo Cinema Piccadilly Circus
19 Lower Regent Street


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