Jean-Claude Lauzon's dark and outrageously original coming-of-age fantasy tells the story of Léo Lauzon (Maxime Collin), a boy living in a Montreal tenement with his mentally unstable family. His only escape is a rich fantasy world in which he is Léolo Lozone, an Italian boy conceived when his mother fell into a cart of semen-covered Sicilian tomatoes. But, as his precarious balance of reality and fantasy begins to crumble, Léo's disparate worlds seem to collide. Funny, grotesque, sweet and surreal — and scored by Tom Waits — LÉOLO was Lauzon's second and final film before his untimely death in 1997. This 2K restoration premiered at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. DIR/SCR Jean-Claude Lauzon; PROD Aimée Danis, Lyse Lafontaine. Canada, 1992, color, 107 min. In French with English subtitles. NOT RATED
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