In 2009, Xavier Dolan broke out with his directorial debut, “I Killed My Mother,” and while the title is provocative, his lead character actually did no such a thing. In the forthcoming “Elephant Song,” Dolan takes a rare acting-only gig and gets to fulfill the title of his first film. And with the film screening at TIFF, the first trailer has arrived presenting the director in a rather villainous turn.
Directed by Charles Binamé (“The Rocket“), and featuring a cast that includes Bruce Greenwood, Catherine Keener, Carrie-Anne Moss and Colm Feore, the film is a psychological thriller about about a psychiatric patient and a psychiatrist who go head-to-head when a colleague of the latter goes missing. What follows is a mind game, with both patient and doctor looking to gain the advantage, all while trying to solve the mystery at the film’s core.
No release date for this one yet. Watch below. “Elephant Song” screens tonight and tomorrow at TIFF.