I Killed My Mother / J'ai tué ma mère
Directed by: Xavier Dolan-Tadros
Script: Xavier Dolan-Tadros
Producer: Xavier Dolan-Tadros
Production company: Mililifilms, Novem, Indie Dandy Productions
Cinematography: Nicolas Canniccioni, Stéphanie Anne Weber Biron
Editing: Hélène Girard
Music: Nicholas Savard-L'Herbier
Cast: Anne Dorval, Xavier Dolan, Suzanne Clément, François Arnaud, Patricia Tulasne, Niels Schneider, Monique Spaziani
Running time: 96'
In this semi-autobiographical story, first time writer, producer and director Xavier Dolan explores with exactness and depth the intense relationship of a young boy and his mother.
Hubert Minel doesn’t love his mother. The 17-years-old haughtily regards her with contempt, and only sees her tacky sweaters, kitsch decorations and the breadcrumbs that get stuck on the corner of her lips when she munches. In addition to these irritating surface details, there is also his parents' cherished mechanisms of manipulation and guilt. Confused by this love/hate relationship that obsesses him more and more each day, Hubert drifts through the mysteries of an adolescence both marginal and typical – artistic discoveries, illicit experiences, the opening-up to friendship, sex and ostracism.
Cannes Film Festival 2009 C.I.C.A.E. Award, Prix Regards Jeune, SACD Prize
Xavier Dolan was born in Montreal and began acting in commercials at the age of four. He has performed in the films 'J'en suis!' (1997), 'Le Marchand de sable' (1999), 'La Forteresse suspendue' (2001) and 'Martyrs' (2008). His directorial debut, 'I Killed My Mother' (2009) earned three prizes in the 2009 Directors' Fortnight at Cannes: the Art Cinema Award, the Regards Jeunes and the SACD Prize.
Location and screening schedule:
SC Cinema, Thursday, October 22nd at 9.00
SC Cinema, Thursday, October 22nd at 20.00
EUROPA Cinema, Friday, October 23rd at 15.00