I KILLED MY MOTHER
[J'AI TUÉ MA MÈRE]
Wunderkind Xavier Dolan (IT'S ONLY THE END OF THE WORLD, MOMMY) burst onto the world stage at age 20 with this daring semi-autobiographical feature about an angry young man growing up, coming out and navigating a near-matricidal relationship with his single mother (Anne Dorval, LAURENCE ANYWAYS, MOMMY). Seventeen-year-old Montreal teen Hubert (Dolan) regards his mother with complete disdain, embarrassed by her choices of clothing and decor and enraged by her every move — the way she eats, drives, applies mascara. As arguments and misunderstandings escalate, Dolan paints a wickedly humorous and moving portrait of unconventional motherly love and teenage angst. DIR/SCR/PROD Xavier Dolan. Canada, 2009, color/b&w, 96 min. In French with English subtitles. NOT RATED
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