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    TIFF Capsule Review: 'Laurence Anyways'

    Montreal-based actor-turned-filmmaker prodigy Xavier Dolan's third feature is a terrific character study for its first two hours -- and then there's the third one. That's starting to be a routine for the young director: Dolan's gently affecting debut, "I Killed My Mother," was a remarkably insightful portrait of a young gay man's relationship to his mother, but his two follow-ups have suffered from an overindulgence in style in spite of their many strengths. In the case of "Laurence, Anyways," Melvil Poupaud delivers a stirring performance in the title role as a high school teacher who confesses to h...

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    Oh, Canada: Toronto Film Festival Announces 2012 Canuck Titles

    The Toronto International Film Festival announced the Canadian features lineup at a press conference in Toronto this afternoon.  The lineup includes first-time feature filmmakers Jason Buxton, Brandon Cronenberg, Igor Drljaca and Kate Melville, as well as filmmakers returning to the Festival &m...

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    Watch: New French Trailer For Xavier Dolan's 'Laurence Anyways'

    Just as we did earlier today with "Take This Waltz," here's another Canadian film we continue to trumpet, although this one is still without U.S. distribution. Xavier Dolan's bold and beautiful "Laurence Anyways" is now starting to roll out overseas after premiering at th...

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    Watch: Trailer For Xavier Dolan's First Film 'I Killed My Mother' Newly Acquired By Kino Lorber For U.S. Distribution

    While Canadian director Xavier Dolan caused some cinephiles to have an immediate opinion on his work, despite the fact he's had only one film released in the United States -- 2010's "Heartbeats" -- with his directorial debut finally getting a proper release stateside, dicussio...

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    Xavier Dolan's 'Mother' Finally Coming To US Theaters

    Over three years after it debuted at the Cannes Film Festival, Xavier Dolan's first film "I Killed My Mother" is finally coming to US theaters. Kino Lorber has announced that has acquired all US rights to the film, ending a very long road to distribution.

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    Cannes Review: Xavier Dolan's Messy 'Laurence Anyways' Is Both Ambitious & Admirable

    "The sky's the limit," Fred (Suzanne Clement) says when she's asked about what people will say when her boyfriend Laurence (Melvin Poupad) decides to become a woman. It's 1989 and she believes that her generation is ready to handle transsexuality -- and perhaps they are -- but ...

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    CANNES 2012 | Xavier, Anyways: Quebec's Dolan On Making 'Laurence,' Returning to Cannes and Going Hollywood

    It's been four years since Xavier Dolan first came to the Cannes Film Festival. Only 19 at the time, he quickly gained international admiration after his film, "I Killed My Mother," swept the awards of the festival's Director's Fortnight section.

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    Xavier Dolan Announces Fourth Film, Will Direct Adaptation of Michel Marc Bouchard's Play 'Tom à la Ferme'

    Young director Xavier Dolan continually provokes a divisive stance with his lush, personal films, but even his detractors must admit he knows how to stay insanely prolific. With his third directorial effort, “Laurence Anyways” readying for its Cannes Film Festival premiere next week, Dol...

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    Director Xavier Dolan Says He's Disappointed 'Laurence Anyways' Won't Be In Competition, But Still Happy To Be Headed To Cannes

    While yesterday brought good news to directors, actors, productions and distributors with the Cannes Film Festival unveiling their slate, there is one filmmaker who was a bit prickled at first. Montreal's Xavier Dolan. The 23-year-old is no stranger to the south of France, winning acclaim for hi...

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    First Look At Xavier Dolan's 'Laurence Anyways'

    While only "Moonrise Kingdom" is confirmed so far for the Cannes Film Festival, bits and pieces of other films likely headed to the Croisette are beginning to appear. This morning came word that both David Cronenberg's "Cosmopolis" and Jacques Audiard's "Rust And Bon...

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