Jacqueline Nocal

Jody Lafond

1987, 15:00 minutes, colour, English


In Jacqueline Nocal a back porch in Buffalo serves as a French villa, a restaurant in Port Colborne is a bistro in Oslo and the Welland Canal is the Kiel Canal in Denmark. The story of Jacqueline Nocal (an unlikely philosopher) is told in conventional documentary style but with a catch; it is obvious that the locations are improbable, Jacqueline's accent is badly done and her philosophy extremely far-fetched. These elements give the story an ironic comic edge that undermines the seriousness of the style.

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Self-lessness: Buffalo Gals
by Sandra Haar. Fuse, June 1990, v. 13, no. 5.