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Léolo (1992)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Ginette Reno ...
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Pierre Bourgault ...
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Giuditta Del Vecchio ...
Bianca
Andrée Lachapelle ...
Psychiatrist
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Germain Houde ...
Teacher
Yves Montmarquette ...
Fernand
Lorne Brass ...
Fernand's Enemy
Roland Blouin ...
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Geneviève Samson ...
Rita
Marie-Hélène Montpetit ...
Nanette
Francis St-Onge ...
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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 (conceived in a bizarre act involving a tomato). And his experiences of growing up (especially his sexual development) affect his response to both these worlds... Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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2 April 1993 (USA)  »

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$610,488 (USA)
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Ginette Reno's film debut. See more »

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Narrator: Because I dream, I am not.
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The Lady of Shalott
Lyrics by Alfred Lord Tennyson and music by Loreena McKennitt
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Dreamer
28 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

'I loved Fernand for his ignorance...because I dream I am not' I watched Leolo again on IFC few nights ago (after what is now more then ten years when I first saw it in a theater) and realized that this film was one of the catalysts for my entrance into the world of cinema. To be part of the film industry is very much, I believe, to dream big. The moment I stop dreaming I would seize to exist. Like Leolo said 'because I don't dream, I am not'. An essential tool for dreaming may be the hardship in having to deal with misunderstood reality. Or possibly being misunderstood all together. Psychological torment and trying to make sense out of situations we find ourselves in, status quo, or sympathy for the world which regardless of our actions keeps going it's own path leaves an artist in constant turmoil. I feel i have so much in common with Leolo that I fear of my own 'death' as a dreamer. Still, just seeing 'Leolo' gives comfort and lesson that once you stop dreaming...life of an artist seizes to exist. Thank you for once again showing me the path.


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