Mommy

Directed by Xavier Dolan Starting Thursday 29th January 2015

Canada, 2014, 138min, En Quebecois sous titré Anglais et Francais | In Quebec with English and Arabic Subtitles
with: Antoine-Olivier Pilon, Anne Dorval, Suzanne Clément

Synopsis

Steve (Antoine-Olivier Pilon) is a troubled teenager. When his mother, Diane (Anne Dorval), picks him up from a government institution to care for him at home, it is an act of deep maternal commitment — and a huge risk. Although he can be sweet as an angel, Steve is volatile. As Diane tries to manage her son’s mood swings at home, it’s clear that she’s not exactly serene either. A working-class Quebec woman with a messy personal life, she’s barely keeping it together. So when their shy neighbor Kyla (Suzanne Clément) takes an interest in mother and son, a surprising trio develops.

Director's Filmography

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2015 – The Death and Life of John F. Donovan

2014 – Mommy

2012 – Laurence Anyways

2012 – Tom à la ferme

2010 – Les Amours imaginaires

2009 – J’ai tué ma mère

Awards and Festivals

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Nominated for the Palme d’Or, 2014 Cannes Film Festival

Jury Prize, 2014 Cannes Film Festival

ICS Cannes Award, 2014 International Cinephile Society Awards

Nominated for Best Canadian Feature Film at the Vancouver International Film Festival

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