Previously at the ICA - Films
30 Nov 2012 – 9 Dec 2012
The third film from multi-award winning 23 year old French-Candian director Xavier Dolan—I Killed My Mother (2009), Heartbeats (2010)—Laurence Anyways (2012) recently won both the Queer Palm and Best Actress (Suzanne Clément) at Cannes Film Festival.
In the 90s, Laurence (Melvil Poupaud) tells his girlfriend Fred (Suzanne Clément) that he wants to become a woman. In spite of the odds, in spite of each other, they confront the prejudices of their friends, ignore the council of their families, and brave the phobias of the society they offend. For 10 years, they try to live through this transition, and embark on an epic journey which, unbeknownst to them, may cost Fred and Laurence themselves and each other.
Dir. Xavier Dolan, Canada, 2012, 168 mins. French with English subtitles.