Writer-director Jean-Claude Lauzon's long-awaited follow-up to his acclaimed 1987 debut, NIGHT ZOO (UN ZOO, LA NUIT), was an official selection at the 1992 Cannes Film Festival. Though inconsistent and self-indulgent, LEOLO achieves sublime flights of both beauty and repulsiveness.
Growing up in a tough French-Canadian slum neighborhood in Montreal, Leo Lauzon (Maxime Collin) concocts elaborate fictions about himself and his family to escape his dreary life and surroundings. He writes down some of his more bizarre fantasies, and his discarded notes are found in the rubbish
by an elderly teacher (Pierre Bourgault, credited as the "Word Tamer"). The Word Tamer t...