No movie inspired more reaction at Cannes this year than Xavier Dolan’s latest, where the Canadian wunderkind won a special jury prize. This is the 25-year-old writer-director's fifth feature. Like his previous film, “I Killed My Mother,” it's raw, vibrant, prickly, and bold. In it, a glamorously trashy middle-aged widow finds herself with full-time custody of her 15-year-old son, who suffers from an explosive temper, among other things. But he’s got a heart of gold and starts to blossom under the home-schooled influence of a shy neighbor. This daring indie, presented in a new 1.1 aspect ratio (a format evocative of cell phone displays) aims at both the heart and the gut.
Xavier Dolan | Canada | 2014 | 134 min
Please Note: No screening on Thursday March 26.