2h39 / numérique / couleur / vostf Screenplay : Xavier Dolan Casting : Melvil Poupaud, Suzanne Clément, Nathalie Baye, Monia Chokri, Sophie Faucher, David Savard, Magalie Lépine-Blondeau, Yves Jacques Production : Lyse Lafontaine, MK2 Cinematography : Yves Bélanger, C.S.C. Sound : François Grenon Editing : Xavier Dolan Music : NOIA Distribution : MK2 Diffusion Award obtained : Un Certain Regard, Festival de Cannes 2012 / Un Certain Regard, Cannes Film Festival, 2012
In the 1990s, Laurence announces to his girlfriend Fred that he wants to become a woman. Against all odds, and perhaps in spite of themselves, they confront the prejudices of those around them, resist the influence of their families, and brave the fears of the society that they disturb. For ten years, they try to survive this transition, and embark on an epic adventure whose price is their perdition.
Third film of the child prodigy of Quebec cinema, this lyrical fresco dazzles with its stylised staging, its maturity, and the astounding performance of Melvil Poupaud and Nathalie Baye.