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Set in the 1980s and 1990s, a man tries to salvage his relationship with his fiancée after revealing to her his aspirations of becoming a woman. This is the story of a wild and unusual love.
"You guys like emotion? Good, cause HERE'S ALL THE FUCKING EMOTION IN THE WORLD! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA"
pretty stunningly big-hearted, not to mention gorgeous. i've been resistant to Dolan in the past but this is a real jump for him aesthetically, much more confident and very up front about wearing his influences (i particularly liked all the CLOCKWORK ORANGE-y wide-angle symmetry). and while i try very hard not to be an ignorant person this pierced my white straight male privilege in spots i hadn't previously considered, so not to sound glib but this was both entertaining and informative. really terrific.
στην τρίτη πράξη της δημιουργίας του φανταστικού του κόσμου ο xavier<3(πάντα με καρδούλα)φτάνει σε επίπεδα που ούτε εγώ δεν περίμενα ότι θα μπορούσε να φτάσει τόσο σύντομα.
απαιτώ από το #team_dolan να καθιερωθεί και το "suzanne<3clément"
όσο εξαιρετικός κι αν ήταν ο poupaud...δεν μπορώ να μην σκέφτομαι που θα φτανε τον χαρακτήρα ο garrel.
It's Xavier<3, anyways
Damn! This turned out to be quite a surprise, I mean I've heard that Xavier Dolan was something of a wunderkind but I didn't think I would be this impressed. Now I have to watch all of Dolan's films.
I was hooked straight from the beginning when the camera slowly pulls away from a curtain dancing window while Fever Ray's If I Had A Heart blares from the speakers. Then again, anything set to sound of Karin Dreijer Andersson's voice will, more than likely, have me hooked. That entire opening sequence was outstanding with Laurence, stepping out as a woman and the camera tracking all the faces and glances he's receiving.
I loved all the magical, experimental visual flourishes that…
1. Open Google
2. Search 'Xavier Dolan age'
3. Be amazed
This man is 23 years old (5 years older than me mind you) and he can make this! Something of this stature, scope, emotion, and skill is incredible for any filmmaker, but for his age? Remarkable.
After all of the madness of 2013 is over, I will search out his other esteemed works (and I'm sad that I have not seen them yet). I'm really struggling to describe this film to it justice.
It runs the gambit of emotions, not only of its incredible cast and story, but in the audience as well. It made me laugh, cry, scream, repeat. In no way do I have any connection with…
Laurence Anyways is a film about exteriors. It is a film about reconciling your insides to your outsides. Everybody tackles this issue in their life, usually in their teenage years. What sets Dolan's Laurence Anyways is a film about exteriors. It is a film about reconciling your insides to your outsides. Everybody tackles this issue in their life, usually in their teenage years. What sets Dolan's film apart is that not every body has to deal with this interior/exterior alignment.
Laurence's (lengthy) journey to womanhood is carried out in the public's line of sight and the human gaze is Dolan's first preoccupation. The film opens with a slo-mo introduction to Laurence as she struts though the misty streets, yet we…
This epic of a man's journey into womanhood is centered around the relationship he shares with the girl he loves. The subject matter was unfamiliar territory for me, and the filmmaker's grandiose brushstrokes welcomed me in with an emotional spectacle that says more about human relationship and identity than almost any romance or drama I've seen.
When I do manage to look past most of its overindulgent director's jarring symbolism, I can finally let myself be blown away by some rather stunning acting.
Watching this again actually made me realise how great Tom at the Farm is. I'd dismissed that as too conventional and lacking in the bombast that I love so much about Dolan's particular flavour of filmmaking, but do you know what? They're both great, and the display of range in both Laurence and Tom makes me so fucking excited for Mommy.
a sweet love story that finds complexity and depth in gender and sexual crisis; its third act might be a miss but the outstanding acting keeps you watching.
Xavier Dolan is killing the game right now. This is such a huge accomplishment on so many levels.
The best film by Xavier Dolan so far. A thumping soundtrack and some grandiosely presented sequences, made even more majestic by Academy ratio. Sensitive and gripping.
For everybody being so unlikable for me, I quite liked the film.
Me recordó tanto a 'Blue is the Warmest Color' con la temática lgbt, el metraje, el amor imposible... pero esta vez sin Lykke Li y nadie come pasta :(
En pocas palabras ¡la amé!. Es larga casi 3 horas, no me cansó en absoluto y mantiene buen ritmo. Tanto la historia, a pesar de lo novelesca que se pueda poner en la 2da mitad como por lo tan cuidado que están los planos, colores, encuadre, la música, el barroquismo, todo es puro amor con te quiero <3
Imágenes que me quedan un montón, las actuaciones A1 en especial Suzanne Clément.
Creo que me estoy convirtiendo en ese tipo de ser catalogado 'Dolan fanboy'. Espero no ser tan detestable.
Ah y ahora me dejaron escuchando en repeat el Pour Que Tu M'Aimes Encore de Celine Dion.
PS: Ah y me robaré ese punch line para abordar personas del final.
- Beyond the Hills
- Spring Breakers
- Upstream Color
- Stories We Tell
- Transformers: The Movie
- Home Alone
- Blade Runner
There are some voracious film watchers on Letterboxd with diverse tastes so I thought it would be interesting to see…
- Moonrise Kingdom
- The Avengers