Leolo (1992)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.

France/Canada, 1992.  Alliance Films Corporation, Canal+, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Flach Film, La Ministre de la Culture et de la Communication, La Societe de Radio-Television Quebec, Les Productions du Verseau, National Film Board of Canada, Procirep, Super Écran, Téléfilm Canada.  Screenplay by Jean-Claude Lauzon.  Cinematography by .  Produced by , .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  

This extremely odd film will have very little appeal for mass audiences. It tells the surreal memoir of a boy growing up in Montreal who sincerely believes that he is the son of a tomato that was fertilized by a horny Sicilian. Some moments are unswervingly funny, while others are completely unappetizing (like for instance, the part where a bunch of young boys rape a cat).

Cannes Film Festival:  In Competition


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