Sleeping Betty

Sleeping Betty

*****

Reviewed by: Andrew Robertson

It's clear this Canadian film is something special from the opening sequence - reminiscent of a coloured woodcut from Aesop - in which a crow and a fox gaze at each other trying to determine the fate of a wheel of Vache qui Rit (Laughing Cow) cheese.

In the tenement palace of the Royal Family, Betty sleeps, despite all (surreal) efforts to wake her.

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Claude Coutier's film is full of gleeful anachronisms, Pythonesque touches, and save for a mangled incomprehensible spouting of impenetrable franglic nonsense, bereft of dialogue. With a classical soundtrack ably used it is witty, with a verve and madcap tone akin to Avery at his prime. It's brilliant, so full of humorous notes it would seem impossible to dislike.

Reviewed on: 19 Aug 2007
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The palace try to wake their princess.

Director: Claude Cloutier

Writer: Claude Cloutier

Year: 2007

Runtime: 9 minutes

Country: Canada


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