I Killed My Mother received an eight-minute standing ovation when it was shown at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival, where it won three awards. It is the assured debut of then 19-year-old Canadian director, Xavier Dolan.
Dolan wrote I Killed My Mother when he was 16 years old. By his account, it is the semi-autobiographical exposé of the complex relationship between his mother and himself. Dolan directs and stars alongside Anne Dorval, both giving top class performances.
The depth of human understanding and the ability to convey those ideas to the screen is masterful. The fact Dolan is so young is even more impressive. Here is a directer with a big future in front of him.
As always, we recommend you don’t ruin any surprises by reading spoilers or watching this trailer:
Title: J’ai tué ma mère
Direction: Xavier Dolan
Screenplay: Xavier Dolan
Cinematography: Stéphanie Weber Biron, Nicolas Canniccioni
Editing: Hélène Girard
Score: Nicholas Savard-L’Herbier
Stars: Xavier Dolan, Anne Dorval, Suzanne Clément, François Arnaud, Niels Schneider, Patricia Tulasne, Pierre Chagnon, Monique Spaziani, Benoît Gouin
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