"Mommy" is the second Dolan feature to be submitted by Canada to the Academy after 2009 debut "I Killed My Mother." But this is his first true Oscar hopeful.
25-year-old Dolan’s fifth feature stars Anne Dorval as a widowed mother who’s struggling to right her wayward, rage-filled son (Antoine-Olivier Pilon) until a mysterious neighbor (Suzanne Clement, who was lovely in Dolan’s 2012 Un Certain Regard entry "Laurence Anyways") enters the picture.
The film is set for a January 2015 release via Roadside Attractions. Its Oscar-qualifying run in Canada is currently underway. If Dolan won the Foreign Language Oscar, he’d be the youngest director ever to do so.