Mommy

Director: Xavier Dolan Year: 2014 Run Time: 139min
Mommy (2014)

While Xavier Dolan’s fifth film opens with a title card situating us in “a fictional Canada,” the heartbreaking array of emotions he depicts is very real. The story follows a feisty widowed single mom (Dorval) who unexpectedly finds herself alone as she tries to care for her unpredictable and emotionally volatile 15-year-old son (Pilon). Shot in an Instagram-like 1:1 square aspect ratio, Mommy is simultaneously outrageous and brilliant.

Bursting with life, innovative visuals and a best-of soundtrack, Mommy is a critically acclaimed award-winner, garnering eight Canadian Screen Awards including Best Motion Picture, and the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival.

Staff Pick:

"Xavier Dolan is more talented than all of us, and we have to come to terms with that." —Sasha


Director(s):

Xavier Dolan

Writer(s):

Xavier Dolan

Producer(s):

Sylvain Corbeil, Lyse Lafontaine, Xavier Dolan, Nancy Grant

Cast:

Anne Dorval, Antoine Olivier Pilon, Suzanne Clément, Patrick Huard

Genre(s):

Drama

Language(s):

French

Subtitles:

English, French

Closed Captioning:

French

Region:

Mommy is filmed and set in Quebec. Xavier Dolan is from Quebec.

Ratings by Province:

14A Alberta
14A British Columbia
14A Manitoba
14A New Brunswick
14A Newfoundland and Labrador
14A Nova Scotia
14A Northwest Territories
14A Nunavut
14A Ontario
14A Prince Edward Island
13+ Québec
14A Saskatchewan
14A Yukon