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.
"Xavier Dolan is more talented than all of us, and we have to come to terms with that." —Sasha
Sylvain Corbeil, Lyse Lafontaine, Xavier Dolan, Nancy Grant
Anne Dorval, Antoine Olivier Pilon, Suzanne Clément, Patrick Huard
Mommy is filmed and set in Quebec. Xavier Dolan is from Quebec.