Alliance Francaise French Film Festival

06 Feb 2013 9:42 PM | Deleted user
 The Alliance Francaise French Film Festival will be showing Laurence Anyways, a film from Quebec Director Xavier Dolan.

Laurence (Melvil Poupaud) and Fred (Suzanne Clément) love each other passionately. It seems that nothing can come between them – until Laurence confesses that he is a woman trapped in a man’s body. Their relationship collapses under the pressure of family and society, but they are drawn back to each other and the love they share with all its beauty and pain. Laurence’s awkward transformation is both heartbreaking and confronting to those around him, but he stumbles into his new identity with dignity and class.

Dolan, a 23 year-old wunderkind, has been touted as a young Pedro Almodóvar, as he shares the Spanish director’s bold visuals and ability to extract powerful performances. Clément won a best actress award in the 2012 Cannes Un Certain Regard category for her gutsy performance, matched here by both French cinema icon Poupaud and veteran Nathalie Baye as Laurence’s glacial mother. The epic film’s soundtrack features classical pieces, 90s hits and Quebecois pop. Its eclectic music and fascinating characters, are sure to reverberate with audiences long after the credits role.


"IT’S BRILLIANT, MODERN, HEARTRENDING AND OF IMPERTINENT BEAUTY"
LE NOUVEL OBSERVATEUR

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