November 27, 2012

Laurence Anyways {featured trailer}

Laurence Anyways is a 2012 Canadian drama film written and directed by Xavier Dolan.
Fully immodest and intermittently astonishing, Xavier Dolan's epic melodrama "Laurence Anyways" charts a male-to-female transsexual's tumultuous relationship with a straight woman but stands to polarize more on the basis of its stylistic politics than its sexual ones. Indeed, the clearest achievement of Dolan's typically self-indulgent eye-popper comes in equating its gender-bending protagonist's metamorphoses with those in any relationship that lasts for years. Stunningly gorgeous leads prove more than capable of eliciting emotion over the near-three-hour haul, though the pic's exhausting length and intensity will try even lovers of love stories, to the detriment of exposure and acclaim. (Quoted from Variety Reviews)
The film competed in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival where the film's co-star Suzanne ClĂ©ment won the Un Certain Regard Award for Best Actress. The film was also awarded with the Queer Palm Award at the festival. At the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival, the film won the award for Best Canadian Feature Film. 

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