Country: Canada / France
Review: Xavier Dolan’s previous movies were directly related to homosexuality (“I Killed My Mother”, “Heartbeats”). This one reveals substantial differences, changing the subject matter to transsexuality and becoming the most ambitious of all three. Dolan smartly played his trumps, managing to intrigue us through the complex emotions reflected by the two main characters along several years of connection or absence. With a great sense of directing, where the colors and the music play a major role, “Laurence Anyways” didn’t stop to surprise me during its nearly three hours long. A few needless scenes could have been avoided with a better editing, yet most of its intentions were accomplished with mature determination.Relevant awards: Cannes, Hamburg, Toronto, Cabourg.