a film by Xavier Dolan

Sunday 19th April
Monday 20th April

A widowed single mom finds herself burdened with the full-time custody of her explosive 15-year-old ADHD son. As they try to make ends meet and struggle with their unpredictable ménage, the new girl across the street, Kyla, benevolently offers her help. Together, they find a new sense of balance, and hope is regained.

Click here for a full review from The New York Times.


  • WINNER { Jury Prize } – Xavier Dolan | Cannes Film Festival 2014
  • WINNER { Best Motion Picture } – Xavier Dolan, Nancy Grant | Canadian Screen Awards 2015
  • WINNER { Achievement in Cinematography } – André Turpin | Canadian Screen Awards 2015
  • WINNER { Achievement in Direction } – Xavier Dolan | Canadian Screen Awards 2015
  • WINNER { Original Screenplay } – Xavier Dolan | Canadian Screen Awards 2015
  • WINNER { Bronze Frog } – Main Competition, André Turpin | Camerimage 2014

See more Awards and Nominations here.

Language: French, English
Duration: 2 h 19 min
Rating: NC-17 – No One 17 and Under Admitted. Children are not admitted.


Xavier Dolan – Mini Bio:

XAVIER DOLANDolan attracted international attention with his first feature film, I Killed My Mother (J’ai tué ma mère), which he wrote, directed and starred in. The film premiered at the Director’s Fortnight program of the 2009 Cannes Film Festival where it received an eight minute standing ovation.

After I Killed My Mother, Dolan directed his second feature film, Heartbeats. It premiered in the Un Certain Regard category at the 63e Festival de Cannes in May 2010 and won the top prize of the Official Competition at the Sydney Film Festival in June. He directed Laurence Anyways in 2012 (his 3rd feature), Tom at the farm in 2013, and Mommy in 2014. He has directed 5 films, all before the age of 25.

The Death and Life of John F. Donovan is an upcoming American drama film directed by Xavier Dolan. It will be his first English-language work.

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