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Xavier Dolan’s ‘Mommy’ Officially Enters Oscar Race

Xavier Dolan's 'Mommy' Officially Enters Oscar Race

The 25-year-old director is having a good day in Montreal. "Mommy" is the second Dolan feature to be submitted by Canada to the Academy — following his 2009 debut "I Killed My Mother" — but this is his first real contender. 

Canada is passionate about the film, which took the Croisette by storm in May before finding love in Telluride and Toronto.

"Mommy," 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 backed in the US by Roadside Attractions. It opens today in Canada.

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