Matthias & Maxime

At a lakeside retreat, lifelong friends Matthias (Gabriel D’Almeida Freitas) and Maxime (Xavier Dolan) agree to star in a student film in which they have to share a kiss. Matthias, who is in a long-term relationship with a woman, is surprised that the kiss awakens in him unexpected feelings for his friend, causing him to question his own sexuality. As his confusion starts to take over his life, Matthias must try to come to terms with his identity before he loses everything.

This latest film from acclaimed filmmaker Xavier Dolan is a touching story of self-discovery that was nominated for Seven Prix Iris and was named to TIFF’s Canada’s Top 10 of the year.

 

(2019) Director: Xavier Dolan. Screenwriter: Xavier Dolan. Starring: Gabriel D’Almeida Freitas, Xavier Dolan, Pier-Luc Funk. 119 min. NR. French, English.