By Xavier Dolan

Festival de Cannes 2014

Festival de Cannes 2014

Festival de Cannes 2014

“A funny, heartbreaking and, above all, original work from Canadian enfant terrible Xavier Dolan.” Variety ★★★★

“It’s an uproariously emotional movie, to all appearances painfully personal and featuring performances which are almost operatic in scale.” Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

“Dorval gives a force-of-nature performance” The Hollywood Reporter

“A powerful film about the ferocity of mother love.” Time

French-Canadian wunderkind Xavier Dolan returns to the subject of motherhood after his breakthrough first feature I Killed My Mother, with his Cannes Jury Prize-winning MOMMY.

A feisty widowed single mom (Anne Dorval) finds herself burdened with the full-time custody of her rambunctious 15-year-old ADHD son (Antoine Olivier Pilon). As they try to make ends meet and struggle with their unpredictable ménage, Kyla (Suzanne Clément), the peculiar, new girl across the street, offers her help. Together, they find a new sense of balance, and hope is regained.

Country of Origin: Canada
Language: French w/ English subtitles
Duration: 139 mins
Rating: CTC
Director: Xavier Dolan
Starring: Anne Dorval, Antoine Olivier Pilon, Suzanne Clément
Australian release: April 9, 2015

Our Last Tango

In Buenos Aires in the 1940s, she was the most beautiful girl in the neighbourhood. He could not dance at all. But they had a dream. Together they changed the history of tango.
The feature documentary film, directed by German Kral and executive produced by Wim Wenders (Pina, Buena Vista Social Club), tells the story of María Nieves Rego and Juan Carlos Copes, the two most famous dancers in tango’s history.

María Nieves Rego (80) and Juan Carlos Copes (83) met as teenagers, and danced together for nearly fifty years. Now, Juan and María are willing to open up about their love, their hatred, and their passion. Our Last Tango bridges the gap between generations, as Juan and Maria tell their story to a group of young tango dancers and choreographers from Buenos Aires, who transform the most beautiful, moving and dramatic moments of Juan and Maria’s lives into incredible tango-choreographies.

These beautifully shot choreographies compliment the soul-searching interviews and documentary moments of the film to make this an unforgettable journey into the heart of the tango.

“Engrossing… balances between a studious fascination with the dance form’s history and an embrace of the passions it stokes.” Hollywood Reporter

Official selection 2015 Toronto International Film Festival. Nominated for Best Documentary at the Stockholm and Yamagata International Film Festivals.

Running time: 85 mins.