Cry For Bobo

Cry For Bobo


Reviewed by: Nicola Osborne

This is a brilliantly funny, rather bizarre slapstick on the "wretched life of a clown". Stylised and extremely silly, it plays with the full clown kit.

The leads - most of whom are just about recognisable under the greasepaint, as the team behind television's Velvet Soup - take everything just seriously enough for it to work and their nemesis Keystone cops, whom traditionally I hate only slightly more than clowns, are even great.

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A thoroughly enjoyable bit of nonsensical whimsy.

Reviewed on: 20 Aug 2001
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Tartan short: a hilarious, old-fashioned slapstick comedy about a criminal clown.

Director: David Cairns

Writer: David Cairns

Starring: Mark McDonnell, Steven McNicoll, Tracey Roberts

Year: 2001

Runtime: 9 minutes

Country: UK


EIFF 2001

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