Jun 152016
 

ItsOnlytheEndoftheWorld

Xavier Dolan, the 27-year old French-Canadian filmmaker with prodigious talent and a handful of brilliant films under his belt (including the 2014 Jury Prize winner, Mommy), returned to Cannes this year with the understandably anticipated It’s Only the End of the World. Despite being met with boos and largely negative reviews, it was surprisingly awarded the prestigious Grand Prix prize. While it is a flawed film, it certainly doesn’t deserve that vitriolic reception. There is still a lot to like about this emotionally intense – and often excruciatingly shrill – but stylistically restrained family drama, adapted by Dolan from an eponymous play by Jean-Luc Lagarce.

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Jun 062014
 

tomalaferme

French-Canadian filmmaker Xavier Dolan has proven that knows how to create incredibly stylish films which drip with sophistication and emotion. He takes a different direction with Tom at the Farm, a psychological thriller as unnerving as it is clever. My review after the jump.

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Mar 262013
 

rainbow

Laurence Anyways is the third feature film from French-Canadian film-maker Xavier Dolan. I’m a huge fan of Dolan’s work – I think he has a really unique voice and I love the way he uses colour and pulsating electronic music. It’s incredible that someone so young is making such beautiful films. I’m so excited to follow Dolan’s career and see what he does next.

I thought about reviewing the film, but decided that I couldn’t say anything that Cameron Williams didn’t say in his excellent review (which you can read here). Instead I wanted to share some images that show how Dolan uses colour. I recommend that you view the images while listening to this song. Check the rainbow of colour out after the jump.

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