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51th Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

J’ai tué ma mère

Fortnight 2009, Feature film, 1h40

Synopsis

Hubert Minel doesn’t love his mother. The 16-year-old haughtily regards her with contempt, and only sees her tacky sweaters, kitsch decorations and the breadcrumbs that get stuck on the corner of her lips when she munches. In addition to these irritating surface details, there is also his parent’s cherished mechanisms of manipulation and guilt. Confused by this love/hate relationship that obsesses him more and more each day, Hubert drifts through the mysteries of an adolescence both marginal and typical – artistic discoveries, illicit experiences, the opening-up to friendship, sex and ostracism.

Director

Xavier Dolan

Xavier Dolan was born in Montreal in 1989. He made his screen debut at the age of six in a series of commercials for a pharmaceutical chain. He has acted in films and on television. J’ai tué ma mère is his first feature.

Anne Dorval
François Arnaud
Monique Spaziani
Niels Schneider
Patricia Tulasne
Suzanne Clément
Xavier Dolan

Screenplay
Xavier Dolan

Image
Stéphanie Weber-Biron

Sound
Sylvain Brassard

Editing
Hélène Girard

Music
Nicholas Savard-L’Herbier

Set decoration
Xavier Dolan, Anette Belley

Production : Mifilifilms 3465 Côte des Neiges bur. 33 Montréal, QC, H3H 1T7 Canada