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A Laughing Matter

Canada, 1990 (MIFF 1991, Fiction)

Director: Michael Witta, John Barclay

Set in the West Indies with an all-Jamaican cast, an offbeat and hilarious fairy tale about an unhappy middle class "princess" and how she is made to laugh again.

An exceptionally endearing performance from Nelson, her "prince", and a general roughness, add to the fresh simplicity of this unique and engaging allegory on the importance of maintaining one's own culture. (A.T)

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