By Xavier Dolan
WINNER JURY PRIZE Festival de Cannes 2014
NOMINATED Palme d’Or Festival de Cannes 2014
NOMINATED Queer Palm 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
Synopsis 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