Desperanto

"Desperanto" from Montréal vu par…, 1991, 20 minutes
Director: Patricia Rozema
Script: Patricia Rozema
Cinematography: Guy Dufaux
Cast: Sheila McCarthy
Original Music: Geneviève Letart, Diane Labrosse, Michel F. Côté
Producer: Denise Robert

A Toronto housewife 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.