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Roadside Attractions Acquires Xavier Dolan's Cannes-Winning 'Mommy'

Photo of Eric Eidelstein By Eric Eidelstein | Indiewire July 22, 2014 at 1:36PM

"Mommy" the latest film by Canadian director Xavier Dolan, has just been picked up by Roadside Attractions for U.S. distribution. The film was the co-winner of the Jury Prize at Cannes earlier this year.
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Xavier Dolan's "Mommy"
Xavier Dolan's "Mommy"

"Mommy" the latest film by Canadian director Xavier Dolan, has just been picked up by Roadside Attractions for U.S. distribution. The film was the co-winner of the Jury Prize at Cannes earlier this year.

"As Dolan's characters endure a series of seismic up and downs, the movie maintains a vitality and movement that goes beyond craftsmanship to illustrate Dolan's evolution as an artist," wrote Eric Kohn in his review of the film at Cannes.

READ MORE: Cannes Review: Is Xavier Dolan's 'Mommy' His Best Film?

"Mommy" follows the relationship between a single mother her angsty teenage son, played by rising star Antoine Olivier Pilon and a mysterious neighbor. Dolan regulars Anne Dorval and Suzanne Clément also star. 


Roadside has yet to announce a U.S. release for the the film.

This article is related to: Cannes 2014, Mommy, Xavier Dolan, Acquisitions, Roadside Attractions, Anne Dorval, Antoine-Olivier Pilon, Suzanne Clément







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