Desperanto (1991)

A Toronto housewife (Sheila McCarthy) crashes a party in Montréal. She is full of all the popular clichés about Montréal and Montrealers - Latin, unrestrained, full of "joie de vivre." She knows nobody and does not understand a word of French. This results in her frequently taking her expectations for realities, and results in some rather astonishing and amusing repartees.


Director: Patricia Rozema

Script: Patricia Rozema

Cinematography: Guy Dufaux

Cast: Sheila McCarthy

Original Music: Geneviève Letart, Diane Labrosse, Michel F. Côté

Producer: Denise Robert