Young Leo Lauzon is torn between two worlds – the squalid Montreal tenement that he inhabits with his severely dysfunctional (and largely insane) family, and the imaginative world that he constructs for himself through his writings, where he’s Leolo Lozone, son of a Sicilian peasant.
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As someone who lives here, I am always frustrated in just how masturbatory the films we make in Quebec are. My teacher hyped this up as the best film from here and it's junk. Seriously, impregnated by a tomato? All the characters are walking abominations that we are supposed to find charming. CHARMING MY ASS. It's a coward's film that refuses to look at these dilemmas in a mature way. WORTHLESS
Beautiful and dreamlike. This wasn't the light hearted comedy the poster led me to expect it to be, but it was definitely enjoyable. But this was clearly a bold and ambitious undertaking. But it just goes too far with the cat scene. I have a pretty strong stomach, but that crossed a line for me. Worth watching, though.
Une oeuvre étonnante de vivacité, d'ingéniosité et de truculence, pêchant malheureusement par de trop fréquentes ruptures de rythme et de ton, mais qui confirme et consacre tout de même le réalisateur, hélas aujourd'hui disparu, parmi les metteurs en scène canadiens qui resteront incontournables... www.cinefiches.com