It removes Xavier Dolan - one of the most promising young directors
Educational Program Cinema / / December 19, 2019
Xavier Dolan first came to the set every four years - the father led him to appear in advertisements. In five years, he has played a cameo role in the TV movie and since then virtually every year, began to appear in films and serials.
But the early popularity of social life prevented Dolan - he could not even finish school. And then, even in the age of 16, he decided that he wants to write screenplays and make movies. And soon the young Canadian was one of the most promising young directors.
I Killed My Mother
J'ai tué ma mère
- Canada, in 2009.
- Duration: 96 minutes.
- IMDb: 7,5.
16-year-old Hubert grows up and tries to prove his single mother, that is no longer in need of constant care. It irritates the lifestyle and behavior of the mother, tormented work and household chores. She never learned to show his son the love and can not live with him growing up. Therefore, all the important events of his life Hubert hides from his mother.
Dolan finished the screenplay back in 2006 (he was 17), but to take up the director could only two years later. He decided that he would put a picture of himself and play a major role. The young director even had to partially finance the shooting.
According to Xavier Dolan, this semi-autobiographical story, he's just growing up without a father, and learned a lot in life on their own. Frank and candid picture of the enthusiastically took on Cannes Film festivalThat paved the way for the director to further creativity.
Les amours imaginaires
- Canada, 2010.
- Duration: 95 minutes.
- IMDb: 7,2.
Young gay girl Francis and Marie are friends for a long time. But once they meet the handsome Nicolas, has recently arrived in the city, and both fall in love with him. Francis and Marie fantasize about a new buddy, and it threatens to destroy their friendship.
After a successful debut, Dolan continued to shoot in its own style and themes close to him. Ambiguous love triangle, where nobody gets reciprocity, in his picture looks particularly touching.
After all, the director, like his character, does not hide his homosexuality, but does not make it the center of the narrative or an end in itself. He sincerely and movingly tells of the experiences of each of the characters.
In this case, Xavier Dolan when shooting often refers to classic cinema. In his paintings you can find references to the work of Luis Buñuel, Francois TruffautFrançois Ozon and many other recognized geniuses of cinema.
- Canada, France, 2012.
- Duration: 159 minutes.
- IMDb: 7,7.
College professor Laurence is working on his first book of poems. It all is well in the works, and in his personal life with her friend Fred. Their relationship seems harmonious, but suddenly Laurence announces that for many years feels like a woman and want to change their sex.
The third picture Dolan decided to depart a little from the direction set in previous papers. He first decided not to play the main role himself, and invited the actor Louis Garrel, known for "dreamer" Bernardo Bertolucci. Soon, however, he left the project and was replaced by not less experienced Melville Pupo.
Timing of the movie has almost doubled. During this time, Dolan, using their favorite techniques (long pause, slow-motion shooting, interesting work with color), managed to unleash another controversial topic. In his painting the emphasis is not only on the condemnation of society, but also on doubts of Laurens. After all, he does not want to lose Fred and feel selfish because they do not care about her feelings.
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Tom on the farm
Tom à la ferme
- Canada, 2013.
- Drama, thriller.
- Duration: 102 minutes.
- IMDb: 7,0.
Young copywriter Tom arrives in the village for the funeral of his lover Guillaume. As it turns out, the mother of the deceased had no idea about homosexuality son and thought that he would soon marry a respectable girl. Francis, brother Guillaume, Tom asks not to destroy the idyllic image and maintain the deception.
Reaction to "Tom's Farm" was more relaxed than the previous films. It is quite possible, because Xavier Dolan outgrown teenage themes and began to take off candid stories more subtly and gently.
In addition, the director for the first time took as a basis a ready-made piece, but personally reworked it into a movie script. In this picture is less eroticism and provocation, all served more hints, concentrating more on the experiences of the characters.
- Canada, 2014.
- Duration: 138 minutes.
- IMDb: 8,1.
Emotional single mother Diana takes her son Steve from boarding school and decides to start a new life. When this guy is prone to outbreaks of aggression, and sometimes even the mother is forced to hide from him in the closet. Help came unexpectedly from a neighbor who is suffering problems with speech. She starts to chat with Steve, and family relationships are temporarily adjusted.
This film is widely seen as a return to the origins of the director of his work. He again took on a major role Anne Dorval and addressed the theme of the mother and the difficult relationship teenager.
Xavier Dolan also came to an unusual visual range: a large part of the film is removed in the form of 1: 1, ie, the screen is a square. But closer to the final, it becomes clear that this is not done just for the sake of non-standard applications - as reflected in the perception of the world as heroes.
The film became one of the victors of the Cannes Film Festival and received the "Jury Prize". A Canadian Film Academy in 2015 nominated "mom" in 14 categories and gave her nine awards, including for best picture and best director.
This is just the end of the world
Juste la fin du monde
- Canada, France, 2016.
- Duration: 99 minutes.
- IMDb: 6,9.
Successful writer Louis returns to his home after 12 years of absence. But he came not just for the sake of meeting with kinsfolk. Louis has to tell them that terminally ill. However, it appears that each of the family also have a story to tell, and the tragedy of the writer simply did not have time.
"This is just the end of the world" - the story of Dolan chamber. Again he took off on the basis of the play, and it added to the picture of some theatrics. Almost all of the action takes place in the same house, and the camera shoots only close-ups. And while the director manages to tell not only about the present but about the past heroes, which led to mutual resentment.
The film grossed a stunning cast of. The four lead actors - owners of the prestigious French film award "Cesar". As a result, the film won the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival - the second highest award after the "Palme d'Or".
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The Death and Life of John F. Donovan
The Death and Life of John F. Donovan
- Canada, 2018.
- Duration: 127 minutes.
- IMDb: 6,3.
Popular American actor John Donovan begins a correspondence with 11-year-old boy from England who lives with his mother. Learn about their communication around, and soon it leads to irreparable consequences in the lives of both heroes.
"The Death and Life of John F. Donovan "- Dolan's first film in English, before that, he always filmed in his native French. The main role in the film played by Kit Harington, which everyone knows by "game of thrones». But many considered an attempt to get out of the cinema festival in the mass cinema is not entirely successful. In addition, due to the timing of the film cut out some of the storylines.
As a result, now we met more cool than the previous works director. Yet admirers Dolan will find it controversial topic and an excellent actor's game.
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