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Directed by Xavier Dolan

Canada, France 2016 99 mins. In French

Winner of the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival and this year’s Canadian Oscar submission, Dolan’s visually and emotionally powerful melodrama follows terminally ill writer Louis (Gaspard Ulliel), who returns home to break the news of his debilitating condition to his estranged family. Once there, old wounds and deep-seated frustrations surface as Louis struggles to rekindle relationships and articulate the real reason for his unexpected visit. An all-star cast, including Marion Cotillard, Léa Seydoux, and Vincent Cassel, bring to life a family burdened with buried memories and heavy sadness, but ultimately profound love for each other.

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Reviews: The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, Los Angeles Review of Books

Filmography: Mommy (2014), Tom at the Farm (2013), Laurence Anyways (2012), Heartbeats (2010), I Killed My Mother (2009)

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