THE FILMS OF XAVIER DOLAN
Québécois actor and film-maker Xavier Dolan is loved, and maybe even a little bit resented, as the young-adult prodigy of world cinema. Coinciding with the release of his latest film Matthias & Maxime we bring to our cinema a complete retrospective of his French-spoken films.
Just 30 years old, he has directed no fewer than eight highly successful feature films beginning with J’ai Tué Ma Mère (I Killed My Mother, 2009), made when he was just 19 years old. A precocious practitioner of autobiographical auteurist art cinema, Xavier Dolan made a meteoric rise from child actor to filmmaking wunderkind, garnering international acclaim. He followed up his debut with 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. These films won him numerous awards and further established him as one of international cinema’s most promising and prolific young filmmakers. His latest gem, Matthias & Maxime, hits cinema’s on April 9th.
Please note that all these screenings will feature English subtitles!