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Xavier Dolan, Tom at the Farm, 2013

Tom at the Farm

4 Apr 201420 Apr 2014

'the best of Dolan’s work so far' ★★★★★
- The Skinny
'a disorientatingly strange suspense drama' ★★★★
- Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
'his most mature, complex and strangely romantic film to date'
- Little White Lies

Xavier Dolan (Heartbeats) follows up last year’s romantic Laurence Anyways with an altogether darker fourth feature. Here he directs himself as Tom, a young gay man who attends the funeral of his lover and is shocked to discover that the man’s family has no idea who he is or how he is connected to the deceased.

Shades of Patricia Highsmith, as well as Hitchcockian flourishes – from a decidedly Bernard Herrmann-esque score to some audaciously vertiginous camerawork – shift Dolan into full auteur mode in this unforgettably moody thriller, demonstrating new depths and versatility from the French-Canadian director. The result is an unmissable new film from one of the most exciting voices in cinema today.

Tom at the Farm, dir Xavier Dolan, Canada/France 2013, 95 mins, French with English subtitles, cert 15

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