The Adventure Of Faustus Bidgood

A decade in the making, this flaky Walter Mitty-like satire from Canada, by Michael and Andy Jones, follows the dreams of a minor and mouselike functionary (Andy Jones) in Newfoundland’s department of educationa revolution has transformed the province into a benign dictatorship, with Jones as the benign dictator. Jumping back and forth between ersatz TV news reports, humdrum humiliations, and assorted delusions of grandeur, the film seems both spurred along and ultimately undone by its highly fragmented structure. With Greg Malone, Robert Joy, Brian Downey, and Maisie Rillie (1986). (JR)

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