The first trailer for Xavier Dolan‘s “It’s Only the End of the World” is here, and it gives audiences a first look at the film that won the Jury Prize and Ecumenical Jury Prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.
Despite opening to a mixed reaction at the fest, the film went on to win two of the top honors. The film, which stars Marion Cotillard, Léa Seydoux, Vincent Cassel, Nathalie Baye, and Gaspard Ulliel, is inspired by the play by Jean-Luc Lagarce. “It’s Only the End of the World” follows a writer who returns to see the family he left after a twelve-year absence. Here’s the official synopsis:
After 12 years of absence, a writer goes back to his hometown, planning on announcing his upcoming death to his family. As resentment soon rewrites the course of the afternoon, fits and feuds unfold, fueled by loneliness and doubt, while all attempts of empathy are sabotaged by people’s incapacity to listen and love.
“It’s Only the End of the World” is Dolan’s sixth feature film of his short career. The 27-year-old filmmaker also directed “I Killed My Mother,” “Heartbeats,” “Laurence Anyways,” “Tom at the Farm” and “Mommy,” the latter of which also won the Jury Prize at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.
The film is slated to open in Quebec and France on Sept. 21. A U.S. release has not been set yet, but it will likely have a presence at some of this year’s other film festivals.
View the trailer below.