Winner of numerous international awards, including three at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival Director's Fortnight.

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Synopsis: I KILLED MY MOTHER is a semi-autobiographical first feature film by then 20-year-old Xavier Dolan. The film follows Huber Minel (Xavier Dolan), a 16-year-old Quebecois living in suburban Montreal with his mother, Chantale (Anne Dorval). On his way out of the closet, Huber struggles to communicate with Chantale, and their relationship grows increasingly
tumultuous. In an effort to fill the void, he begins to increasingly rely on his boyfriend, Antonin, and teacher, Ms. Cloutier. Finding himself increasingly unable to express his feelings to Chantale, Huber channels his frustrations into painting, writing, and short films. When his grades begin to slip, Chantale enlists Huber’s absent father to enroll him in boarding school. Feeling betrayed, Huber is unable to come out to his mother, even as he encounters violent
homophobic bigotry. Huber plots a final confrontation, having Antonin spring him from boarding school to meet Chantale at their former family home.

Genre

Drama / LGBT / Foreign Language

Rated

NR

Language

French w/ English Subtitles

Starring

Anne Dorval ... Chantale Lemming
Xavier Dolan ... Hubert Minel
Suzanne Clement ... Julie Cloutier
Francois Arnaud ... Antonin Rimbaud
Patricia Tulasne ... Helene Rimbaud
Niels Schneider ... Eric
Monique Spaziani ... Denise
Pierre Chagnon ... Richard Minel
Justin Caron ... Young Hubert

Directed by

Xavier Dolan

Written by

Xavier Dolan

Produced by

Xavier Dolan
Daniel Morin
Carole Mondello

Awards

Winner: Prix Regards Jeune, Cannes Film Festival, 2009
Winner: C.I.C.A.E. Award, Cannes Film Festival, 2009
Winner: SACD Prize (Directors' Fortnight), Cannes Film Festival, 2009
Winner: Best Film, Czech Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, 2010
Winner: Claude Jutra Award, Genie Awards, 2010
Winner: People's Choice Award, Istanbul International Film Festival, 2010
Winner: Lumiere Award, Lumiere Awards, France, 2010
Winner: World Audience Award, Lumiere Awards, France, 2010
FIPRESCI Prize, Palm Springs International Film Festival, 2010
Winner: Golden Puffin, Reykjavik International Film Festival, 2010
Winner: MovieZone Award, Rotterdam International Film Festival, 2010
Winner: Jay Scott Prize, Toronto Film Critics Association Awards, 2010
Winner: VFCC Award, Vancouver Film Critics Circle, 2010
Winner: Best Canadian Feature Film, Vancouver International Film Festival, 2010
Nominated: WAFCA Award, Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards, 2009
Nominated: International Jury Award, São Paulo International Film Festival, 2009
Nominated: Bronze Horse, Stockholm Film Festival, 2009
Nominated: Satellite Award, Satellite Awards, 2009
Nominated: César, César Awards, France, 2010
Nominated: Chlotrudis Award, Chlotrudis Awards, 2011
Nominated: Golden Kinnaree Award, Bangkok International Film Festival, 2009
Official Selection: Toronto International Film Festival, 2009
Official Selection: Helsinki International Film Festival, 2009
Official Selection: BUSTER Copenhagen International Film Festival for Children and Youth, 2009
Official Selection: Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival, 2009
Official Selection: Warsaw Film Festival, 2009
Official Selection: Calgary Film Festival, 2009
Official Selection: AFI Film Festival, 2009
Official Selection: Oslo International Film Festival, 2009
Official Selection: Stockholm International Film Festival, 2009
Official Selection: Santa Barbara International Film Festival, 2010
Official Selection: London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, 2010
Official Selection: Hong Kong International Film Festival, 2010
Official Selection: Wisconsin Film Festival, 2010
Official Selection: RiverRun International Film Festival, 2010
Official Selection: Belfast Film Festival, 2010
Official Selection: Seattle International Film Festival, 2010
Official Selection: Transilvania International Film Festival, 2010
Official Selection: Provincetown International Film Festival, 2010
Official Selection: Fire!! Mostra Internacional de Cinema Gay i Lèsbic de Barcelona, 2010
Official Selection: Durban International Film Festival, 2010
Official Selection: Melbourne International Film Festival, 2010
Official Selection: Saint Petersburg LGBT International Film Festival, 2010
Official Selection: Mar del Plata Film Festival, 2010

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Country of Origin

Canada

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