Léolo

Film

Time Out says

Léo is no ordinary child. Convinced that his mother was impregnated by an Italian tomato, the French-Canadian boy insists on being called Léolo; disturbed by the lunatic behaviour of his father, sisters and brother, he finds refuge in his imagination and sexual fantasy. Director-writer Lauzon pulls off a bold fusion of the mystical and the macabre. Bleak humour combines with images of startling richness; heightened by Richard Grégoire's evocative score, hallucinatory passages conjure a very real sense of childhood isolation. Dark, disturbing and utterly compelling, this is coming-of-age as the stuff of nightmare.

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Details

Release details

Duration:
107 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
Jean-Claude Lauzon
Screenwriter:
Jean-Claude Lauzon
Cast:
Maxime Collin
Ginette Reno
Julien Guiomar
Pierre Bourgault
Giuditta del Vecchio
Denys Arcand
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