LAURENCE ANYWAYS [feature]

Canada, France (MIFF 2012 , International Panorama)
Director: Xavier Dolan

“Dolan excels as a visual stylist, framing almost every shot like a classic modern art canvas.” - Hollywood Reporter

The third feature from 23-year-old Québécois boy wonder Xavier Dolan follows the explosive relationship between 30-something Laurence (Melvil Poupaud) and his charismatic, headstrong girlfriend Fred as he transitions to becoming a woman.

Set in Montreal in the 90s, this impassioned epic about an impossible love is a visually and aurally dazzling experience, featuring exquisitely stylish cinematography, near wall-to-wall music from artists as varied as Duran Duran and Prokofiev, and flamboyant costumes (and hairstyles!) that reek of the period. Winning Suzanne Clément Un Certain Regard's Best Actress award and the festival's Queer Palm Award, it marks Dolan as a force to be reckoned with in the future.

“Dolan's strongest pitch yet to have himself crowned Canada's answer to Pedro Almodovar.” - Hollywood Reporter

D Xavier Dolan P Charles Gillibert, Nathanaël Karmitz, Lyse Lafontaine WS MK2 L French w/English subtitles TD DCP/2012

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