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Mommy

This screening took place on
Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 6:15pm
Yukon Arts Centre

Co-winner of the prestigious Jury Prize at Cannes, Mommy is the best film yet from Québécois wunderkind Xavier Dolan, who at age 25 already has five prizewinning features under his belt. When single mother Diane (Anne Dorval) brings her teenage son Steve (Antoine-Olivier Pilon) home from a government institution for troubled youth, it’s both an act of maternal love and a huge risk: Steve is a volatile hellraiser with a hair-trigger temper, and Diane is barely keeping it together herself. When a shy neighbour (Suzanne Clément) takes an interest in mother and son, a surprising trio develops. Daringly filmed in a 1:1 ratio that mimics the aesthetics of Instagram, Mommy is shot through with dazzling displays of colour and movement that intensify its affecting, outsized emotions. - Cameron Bailey, TIFF Programmer

Mommy has received extremely positive critical reception since its debut, and has been selected as the Canadian entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 87th Academy Awards. In French with English subtitles.

Winner of the Jury Prize at Cannes 2014.
Selected one of TIFF’s ‘Canada’s Top Ten’ for 2014.

  • Directed by Xavier Dolan
  • 2014, Quebec
  • 134 minutes
  • Film Subtitled
  • Parental Guidance Advised
Mommy

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