LANA IN LOVE

Published in Filmography
  • BASH film: 9
  • Director: Bashar Shbib
  • Year, Country, Medium: 1990, Canada, Color, 35mm
  • Duration, (Format): 74:00 minutes (NTSC)
  • Genre: Fiction, Comedy

Once the ad ran in the "personals" you'd think that Lana (Daphna Kastner) would just sit back and choose from the young men who'd come calling. Well, think again!

Unfortunately for Lana, she encounters Marty (Clark Gregg), a cocky, beer-guzzling plumber who is sent to Lana's address by mistake. He thinks he's stumbled upon a beautiful young business woman's attempts to seduce him. And she thinks he's the doctor that responded to her ad – although, with his tool kit in hand and his name printed on his shirt, he’s a bit different than what she imagined. 

When the real doctor (Ivan Roth) calls, life for Lana becomes even more complicated. What follows is a hilarious adventure of failed romance and twisted human relationships. Will Lana get her pipes checked? Will Marty get his tool kit back? Does it really pay to advertise?

"...A very touching and extremely wonky portrait of a bizarre love affair... Shbib and Kastner pull it off with wit and charm."
Noah Cowan, Toronto Eye

"...Lana goes for the laughs"
Norman Witner, The Toronto Star

"...An amusing tale of mistaken identity...Clark Gregg makes an impressive screen debut..."
Suzan Ayscough, Weekly Variety

Cast & Crew

STARRING : DAPHNA KASTNER, CLARK GREGG, SUSAN EYTON-JONES, IVAN E. ROTH
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER : JANET CUNNINGHAM
PRODUCED BY : BASHAR SHBIB
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY : STEPHEN REIZES
EDITORS : MEIYEN CHAN, BASHAR SHBIB
ORIGINAL MUSIC SCORE : HARRY MAYRONNE JR.
SCREENPLAY : BASHAR SHBIB, DAPHNA KASTNER
ART DIRECTOR : JANET CUNNINGHAM
DIRECTED BY : BASHAR SHBIB

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