Xavier Dolan’s fourth film is finally hitting U.S. screens this Friday via Amplify early two years after premiering to critical acclaim in Venice (and six months after his follow-up “Mommy” was released), with Dolan himself starring in the psychological thriller he adapted from Michel Marc Bouchard’s fantastic play.
Here’s the full synopsis:
After the sudden death of his lover, Guillaume, Tom (Dolan), travels from his home in the city to a remote country farm for the funeral. Upon arriving, he’s shocked to find that Guillaume’s family knows nothing about him and was expecting a woman in his place. Torn between his own grief and that of the family, Tom keeps his identity a secret but soon finds himself increasingly drawn into a twisted, sexually-charged game by Guillaume’s aggressive brother (Pierre-Yves Cardinal), who suspects the truth. Stockholm syndrome, deception, grief, and savagery pervade this psychological thriller from filmmaker Xavier Dolan.
The film is out in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Camas, Chicago and Columbus. And to get you excited, we have an exclusive, creepy clip featuring Dolan alongside Evelyne Brochu (“Orphan Black”). Enjoy: