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I KILLED MY MOTHER

Canada, 2009 (MIFF 2010, First Encounters)

Director: Xavier Dolan

An audacious coming-of-age comedy about the relationship between a mother and son, from a talented auteur barely out of his teens.

Sixteen-year-old Hubert is a volatile teenager at war with his kitsch, working-class mother Chantale. Locked in a toxic relationship that frequently explodes in screaming arguments, they exist in a state of uneasy détente that is destined to deteriorate further when Chantale discovers that her son is gay.

At just 19 years old, Xavier Dolan wrote, directed and stared in this comedic and moving film about a gay Montreal teenager. Hailed as a multigenerational winner with audiences, I Killed My Mother received a nine-minute standing ovation when it played at Cannes in 2009.

“Unfolds with a compelling combination of savage fury and melting affection.” - Screen International

D/P/S Xavier Dolan Dist Madman Entertainment L French w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2009

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