First Trailer for Xavier Dolan’s “Mommy”

Won the Jury Prize at Cannes 2014…

Winner of this year’s Cannes Prix du Jury (tied with Jean-Luc Godard‘s 3D baffler Goodbye to Language), Xavier Dolan‘s Mommy is the 25 year-old Quebecois director’s fifth feature in five years, with his directorial debut I Killed My Mother having premiered at Cannes in 2009. Following a troublesome teenage son (Antoine-Olivier Pilon), his widowed mother (Anne Dorval), and their shy, helpful neighbor (Suzanne Clement), Mommy is a beautifully told, heartrending and heart-swelling story about the bonds of family, love, and the brinks of sanity.


As of this moment, no one has picked up the film’s U.S. distribution rights and therefore we don’t have a U.S. release date yet. (Get on that, distributors!) But the film will be gracing North American shores in two months, with a Canadian release set for September 19th in Quebec. Check out the latest three-minute trailer below. Apologies for the lack of English subtitles (at Cannes, they had both English and French subtitles going throughout the screening because of the thickness of the actors’ Quebecois accent), but it’s still a treat to behold with its pop tunes, heightened emotions and 1:1 aspect ratio. (The Playlist)

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Written by Diana Drumm

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