Laurence Anyways
Xavier Dolan, Canada, France, 2012.
Directed by: Xavier Dolan
Script: Xavier Dolan
Producer: Nathanaël Karmitz, Lyse Lafontaine
Production company: Lyla Films Inc., MK2
Cinematography: Yves Bélanger
Editing: Xavier Dolan
Cast: Melvil Poupaud, Suzanne Clément, Nathalie Bay
Format: video
Running time: 159'

An epic romance about an untenable love affair, Xavier Dolan’s third feature is his most stylish and mature work to date. The film centres on the tortured, on-again, off-again relationship between Laurence, a writer and teacher, and his girlfriend Fred, a line producer on film productions. As the film opens, they’re ensconced in one of their favourite places: the car wash, a fitting emblem for their claustrophobic relationship. Devout bohemians who have little interest in conventional mores, they lead a charmed existence buoyed by their contempt for virtually everyone else on the planet. That is, it’s a charmed existence until Laurence breaks down in tears and confesses that he believes he’s a woman trapped in a man’s body. Initially shocked, Fred soon decides to carry on as if nothing has happened. But as family pressures and her own doubts begin to mount, the couple drifts apart.

Awards and Festivals
Cannes Film Festival 2012 - Un Certain Regard Award for Best Actress, Queer Palm Award
Toronto International Film Festival 2012 - Best Canadian Feature
Cabourg Romantic Film Festival 2012 - Award of the Youth Golden Swann

Directors Biography
Xavier Dolan was born in Montreal and began acting in commercials at the age of four. His directorial debut I Killed My Mother (2009), which he also wrote and starred in, won the Art Cinema Award, the Prix Regards Jeunes and the SACD Prize at Cannes. His second film, Heartbeats (2010), won the Prix Regards Jeunes at Cannes. Both films were screend at Zagreb Film Festival, I Killed My Mother was awarded Golden Pram for the best feature film. Laurence Anyways (2012) is his latest, third feature.

Location and screening schedule:
TUŠKANAC CINEMA, Thursday, October 18th at 21.00
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Friday, October 19th at 21.00
TUŠKANAC CINEMA, Saturday, October 20th at 21.00
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