While he’s had a rather short career so far, director Xavier Dolan has become one of this generation’s most exciting young voices, and he can barely rent himself a car here stateside. With films like Heartbeats and the possibly best film of 2013 Laurence Anyways proving that the youngster has more than his share of directing chops, his actual debut feature film will finally be arriving for all of us to enjoy.
Entitled I Killed My Mother, the film will be hitting theaters on Wednesday, March 13 from Kino Lorber, playing as the film’s domestic debut. As the opening film for MOMA’s Canadian Front series, the film will then expand during the spring and summer, to arrive on home video later this year.
Here’s the synopsis from Kino Lorber:
Focusing on Hubert Minel (Xavier Dolan), a 16-year-old Quebecois living in suburban Montreal with his single mother Chantale (Anne Dorval), I KILLED MY MOTHER quickly became an international sensation after its 2009 debut. From slammed doors to embraces, Dolan and Dorval masterfully capture the raw, love-hate intensity of filial relationships that eats away at mother and son.
Personally, this has become my most anticipated film of the year. I’m a huge fan of Dolan’s work, particularly his latest film, Anyways, which is as powerful a drama as I’ve seen in quite some time. A filmmaker with enough style to drown the world in, Dolan is as interesting and important a filmmaker as any in his generation. This release comes after its true domestic “debut” of sorts at the 2010 New Directors/New Films series, but this will be the first theatrical run for the film, and I can’t wait to check it out.