I killed my mother | TIFF

I killed my mother

J’ai tue ma mere (Canada)

Directed by:
Xavier Dolan
Xavier Dolan, Anne Dorval, Suzanne Clément, François Arnaud, Patricia Tulasne
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Hubert Minel, a brash 17 year old, dislikes his mother intensely. He gauges her with contempt, only seeing her out-of-date sweaters, her kitschy decor and the vile bread crumbs that lodge in the corners of her noisy mouth. Below the surface of these irritating traits, lie the ingrained mechanisms that his mother has always cultivated so dearly - manipulation and guilt. Hubert, confused and torn by a relationship that obsesses him more and more each day, wanders in and out of an adolescence that is both marginal and typical, combining artistic discovery, openness to friendship, ostracism, and sex. All the while, he is consumed by his all encompassing contempt for this woman he somehow once loved.

Awards & Festivals: Bangkok 2009, C.I.C.A.E. Award, Prix Regards Jeune, SACD Prize - Cannes 2009, Best First Screenplay, Golden Bayard Trophy - Namur 2009, FIPRESCI Award - Palm Springs 2010