In 'Mommy,' Xavier Dolan looks things in the eye

January 20, 2015 1:07 PM

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In a run of work to make anyone both envious and exhausted, French Canadian filmmaker Xavier Dolan has made five features in five years. He has become the toast of the international film festival circuit, with his most recent film "Mommy" playing in the prestigious main competition at the Cannes Film Festival and sharing a prize with the living legend Jean-Luc Godard.

On "Mommy," he wrote, directed, produced and edited the film, also receiving credit for the costumes and translating the English-language subtitles himself. Yet recently in Los Angeles, he said he doesn't know any other way to work and doesn't completely get the astonishment at his age or accomplish...

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