February 20, 2017
7:15 p.m. • $10
Winner of the Grand Prix at Cannes, the new film from Quebecois wunderkind Xavier Dolan (Mommy) ropes in an all-star French cast (including Marion Cotillard, Vincent Cassel, Léa Seydoux and Nathalie Baye) for its tempestuous tale about the fraught reunion of a fractured family.
After 12 years of absence, Louis (Gaspard Ulliel), a writer, goes back to his hometown, planning on announcing his upcoming death to his family. As resentment soon rewrites the course of the afternoon, fits and feuds unfold, fuelled by loneliness and doubt, while all attempts at empathy are sabotaged by people’s incapacity to listen and love.
It was selected to compete for the Palme d’Or at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival where it won the Grand Prix and the Ecumenical Jury Prize. It was selected as the Canadian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 89th Academy Awards. The film is based on the play Juste la fin du monde by Jean-Luc Lagarce.