I Killed My Mother  {J'ai tué ma mère}

I Killed My Mother
J'ai tué ma mère

Canada, 2012, 96 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Coming of Age, Family Issues, French/French Canadian, Gay/Lesbian, Social Issues
Language: French English Sub-Titles

MUST END Thursday, June 6th at the Sie FilmCenter
Digital presentation - Focusing on the relationship between Hubert Minel (Xavier Dolan), a 16-year-old Québecois living in suburban Montreal, and his single mother Chantale (Anne Dorval), I KILLED MY MOTHER beautifully captures the anxieties of a mother-son relationship. While he gauges her with contempt, only seeing her out-of-date sweater and kitschy decor, the ingrained mechanisms (i.e. manipulation and guilt) of their relationship beautifully (and tragically) unravel on the big screen. After its 2009 debut, I KILLED MY MOTHER was nominated for dozens of international film festival awards, and quickly became an international sensation - launching Dolan's career in the international film scene. But in the US, the film was never released: until now.

DIRECTOR: Xavier Dolan
Producer: Xavier Dolan
Screenwriter: Xavier Dolan
Principal Cast: Anne Dorval, Xavier Dolan, François Arnaud, Suzanne Clément, Patricia Tulasne, Niels Schneider, Monique Spaziani
US Distributor: Kino Lorber

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