Mommy

Showings

Milliken at the Dennos Museum Fri, Jul 31, 2015 9:00 PM
Film Info
Section:Foreign
Release Year:2014
Runtime:139 min.
Type of Film:Feature Narrative
Rating:R
Production Country:Canada
Original Language:English
French
Subtitles:English
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Anne Dorval
Suzanne Clément
Antoine-Olivier Pilon
Patrick Huard
Alexandre Goyette
Michèle Lituac
Director:Xavier Dolan
Produced by:Xavier Dolan
Nancy Grant
Screenwriter:Xavier Dolan
Cinematography:Andre Turpin
Editing By:Xavier Dolan
Music By:Eduardo Noya

Description

Xavier Dolan’s riveting dark comedy explores the tumultuous relationship between a widow trying to hold on to her youth and her hyperactive and sometimes violent teenage son. Help comes in the form of a new neighbor, a seemingly timid former schoolteacher battling a stammer as well as her own demons. Together the unlikely trio traverses the unpredictable and bramble-strewn world of parenting. Winner of the Cannes Film Festival 2014 Jury Prize, “Mommy” defies modern, splashy, big-screen tropes: there are explosions, yes, but they come from the performances and the film’s brilliant cinematography, which immerses you in private moments of pain and joy in the most unexpected and revelatory ways. It’s outrageous, it’s brilliant, it makes everything else around look negligible and passionless. Don’t miss “Mommy.”

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