Today, streaming service Fandor is kicking off Trans Spotlight, which, as you might guess, is a celebration of transgender films. Leading the pack is Xavier Dolan‘s terrific 2012 film, “Laurence Anyways.” It received a very limited release, so there’s no better time to catch up with the movie, and this excellent video tribute by Kevin B. Lee gives you all the visual reasons you need to check it out.
Titled “Love Bursts,” it’s an appropriate reflection on the movie that tracks the relationship between Laurence and his girlfriend Fred, which undergoes upheaval when he decides to transition to a woman. Dolan tells his story with a gorgeous array of imagery, which Lee’s video beautifully highlights. But it should also be noted that “Laurence Anyways” packs an emotional wallop as well, and that Dolan’s effort isn’t just an exercise in style — it’s part of a drama with real weight and insight. Watch below.