About the Film
Director: Xavier Dolan
Actors: Anne Dorval, Antoine Olivier Pilon, Suzanne Clément
The film will be followed by an informal reception and an open discussion led by our in-house film expert, Barbara Bouquegneau.
PraiseMommy won the Prix du Jury for the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, the best Foreign Film at the 40th César Awards, amongst many others.
A powerful film about the ferocity of a mother's love– Marie Corliss, Time Magazine
A heart-swelling, breathtaking piece of cinema– Richard Lawson, Vanity Fair
About the DirectorXavier Dolan (né Xavier Dolan-Tadros in March 1989 in Montreal) is an actor, director, writer, producer, editor and costume designer. As a precocious practitioner of auteurist art cinema, Xavier Dolan went from child actor to filmmaking wunderkind, garnering international acclaim at age 20 for his debut feature, J’ai tué ma mère (I Killed My Mother, 2009). His next four films — Les amours imaginaires (Heartbeats, 2010), Laurence Anyways (2012), Tom à la ferme (Tom at the Farm, 2013) and Mommy (2014) — were all completed by the time he was 25. They won numerous awards and further established him as one of international cinema’s most promising and prolific young filmmakers. His sixth feature film, Juste la fin du monde (It’s Only the End of the World, 2016), won the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival.
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