Quebec boy wonder Xavier Dolan makes his third splash at Cannes
Affirming that he's not a flash-in-the-pan, 23-year-old Québécois boy wonder Xavier Dolan continues to dazzle cineastes.
His third feature, Laurence Anyways, debuted internationally at Cannes Film Festival in France, where it's an official selection in the Un Certain Regard category.
The film takes on trans themes by follows the story of a man who wants to become a woman, and his attempt at maintaining his heterosexual relationship.
His semi-autobiographical debut film J'ai tué ma mere (I Killed My Mother), about the tumultuous relationship between a young gay man and his mother, scored a hat-trick by winning three awards at the festival, and his second film, Les amours imaginaires (Heartbeats), about a boy and girl who fall in love with the same guy, also received critical acclaim at Cannes. (Dolan starred as a lead actor in his first two films, but not in his latest film.)
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