Lately Xavier Dolan has been receiving a lot of praise lately. I haven’t seen a thing he has done. He is only 24 and has so far made 5 movies in 4 years. He has picked a lot of steam recently, especially now that he has won the Jury Prize this year at Cannes, tied with Jean-Luc Godard. I’m interested in seeing what he has done based simply on the fact that he is so young and has become as praised as he is.
The film stars Anne Dorval as Diane Després, a widowed mother who is overwhelmed by the difficulty of raising her troubled, sometimes violent son Steve (Antoine Olivier Pilon) as a single parent. Després then begins to receive assistance and support from her mysterious new neighbour Kyla (Suzanne Clément).
Directed by Xavier Dolan. Starring Anne Dorval as Diane (Die) Després, Antoine-Olivier Pilon as Steve Després, Suzanne Clément as Kyla, Alexandre Goyette as Patrick, and Patrick Huard as Paul Béliveau. Produced Nancy Grant and distributed by Les Films Seville