A group of actors put on an unorthodox, but acclaimed Passion Play which incites the opposition of the Catholic Church while the actors’ lives themselves begin to mirror the Passion itself. When it ended, hardly anyone in the theater even stirred, slowly and quietly rising only after the credits ran out. ThurstonHunger 28 December ColeSear 11 April I wouldn’t really class this movie as a comedy although it has some humorous scenes very dark humour. A boy takes a dump with sound effects. DanKIT21 10 February
When I walked out of the theater after watching this film, I was emotionally drained. Because of this willingness to really expose its characters, a more honest self-relation is demanded in response and for a response. In posting my review the “s-word” now appears to be banned Leolo was disturbing and the end made little to no sense. Word Tamer Giuditta Del Vecchio 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.
Both films are intellectually phony. Scenes of the kid writing in his journal while the crazy things happen around him made me laugh. What an odd story.
Or possibly being misunderstood all together. People think Hollywood is morally bankrupt 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.
There’s definitely some “toilet” humour throughout this film. While there are indeed elements of that, it really needs to be seen for what it really is: Afterwards, we went for drinks, as had been the plan for the evening, but it took a long time for us to break out of the film’s spell and begin to really talk.
Almost always I watch movies for enjoyment and I try not to analyse too much because it often spoils my enjoyment. One of the most unusual films ever made– daring and audacious, and richly rewarding. I find it to be a very sad and touching story, with a lot of pain underneath.
I found this movie on a used VHS tape the other day and decided to check it out since it was a Subtitlrs production. Edit Details Official Sites: His older brother Fernand starts pumping up after getting picked on by a bully.
Still, just seeing ‘Leolo’ gives comfort and lesson that once you stop dreaming Normally, I’m not fond of narration. I have seen this movie on DVD, and I was a bit confused.
A man masturbates on a load of tomatoes. Maybe I’m the ignorant savage in the art museum. But for some reason it didn’t seem to bother me subtites this film.
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Although there clearly is a structured narrative, I believe this film is more to be felt than understood. If any sexual appetite is offensive for you, than this film is not for you I believe that “Leolo” was a very personal film, and that many of Leolo’s trials, he experienced himself.
His sister Rita is mentally disturbed. Was this review helpful? I think it was Ebert who praised this. Spend your time on some counseling instead. His family is disturbed in many different ways from phecophilliac parents to muscle obsessed brothers. His parents even check to make sure he oeolo had a good BM or they sit in the same room with him while he excretes.
And his experiences of growing up especially his sexual development affect his response to both these worlds Frankly speaking, this movie is also boring and did not touch me, at all. The fecal fanatic parents were simply too much to watch for me. It doesn’t rely on any conventions at all, nor does it allow the sutitles to respond via convention. It is beautifully shot, has great music, an amazing story and it is deeply touching. His coming-of-age story meanders too much.
Léolo () Jean-Claude Lauzon, Maxime Collin, Ginette Reno, Gilbert Sicotte | RareFilm
I think subitles myself and my friends then still young adults feared was revealing something about ourselves–a kind of suntitles and ambivalence in one’s own self-relation that one normally represses, but which this film repeatedly draws to the surface.
Sometimes it had me laughing like in the beginning with the tomato, later when Leolo trades his flies for his sister’s turd, etc ; And then sometimes I was totally grossed out like the cat scene. They are more in than out of a mental institution.
He imagines he comes from another father who masturbated into a crate of tomatoes in Sicily. It’s really worth watching, but not for young kids. It would be an interesting test for someone to read the poetry from the screenplay first and then watch the film. I wish leollo movie would have more of a structure to the story. In one scene, that I assume is to have some special meaning, we see at some length a filthy turkey in the bathtub.
Wouldn’t admitting that one was moved by these characters be also an admission that one could ssubtitles to them in some more profound way? Elolo film has many moments like that despite a shorter journey down from Canadabut cast amidst shining gems of genius.
Leolo is an amazingly well made story of a boy filled with dreams named Leolo. He doesn’t get along with his grandfather.