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you won't see at Cannes
Alternative film festival proves unconventional
Tuesday, October 12, 2004 - by Luisa Santos
"One entry guaranteed
to keep audiences interested and entertained is the Canadian short
Straitjacket Lottery. Exceeding the 10-minute mark, this 22-minute
comedic drama depicts the antics of Boris the bus driver. Assigned
to deliver five mental health patients to another facility, Boris'
normal workday goes awry when one patient, overwhelmed with intense
claustrophobia, leads the other four patients to freedom. After failing
to retrieve them, Boris is overcome with panic and then tries to lure
random civilians onto his bus. Considering the film's unconventional
plot, the Straitjacket Lottery is unlikely to have been presented
at more conventional festivals like the one held in Cannes every year."