This Is Why Everyone Is Talking About 'Mommy' Director Xavier Dolan

January 22, 2015 10:51 PM

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This Is Why Everyone Is Talking About 'Mommy' Director Xavier Dolan

Xavier Dolan may be 25 years old, but the French-Canadian filmmaker already shares two things with cinema legend Jean-Luc Godard: the 2014 Cannes' Jury Prize and an audience erupting into applause over their films' unprecedented technical achievements. But Dolan’s creative innovation is hardly the only reason for such acclaim; with five films under his belt already, the filmmaker has quickly proven himself a unique and inspired talent to be recognized. He wrote directed, produced and starred in his debut film, 2009's "I Killed My Mother," at age 19. Next, he's planning to work with Jessica Chastain and Kathy Bates.

Now, though, it's "Mommy" that has his attention. The film, which debuted at last year's Cannes Film Festival, follows working single mother Diane "Die" Deprés (Anne Dorval) as her troubled, violent teenage son, Steve (Antoni-Olivier Pilon), arrives to live with her after a stint in juvenile hall. D...

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