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Laurence Anyways
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22,982 Ratings

LAURENCE ANYWAYS

Directed by Xavier Dolan
Canada, France, 2012
Drama, Romance, LGBTQ+

Synopsis

In the ’90s, Laurence tells Fred that she identifies as a woman. Over ten years, in spite of the odds, in spite of each other, the couple confront the prejudices of their friends, ignore the council of their families, and brave the bigotry of the society they offend.

Synopsis

In the ’90s, Laurence tells Fred that she identifies as a woman. Over ten years, in spite of the odds, in spite of each other, the couple confront the prejudices of their friends, ignore the council of their families, and brave the bigotry of the society they offend.

Our take

Circling gender and romance, Xavier Dolan’s prodigious third film views the complex journey of transition through the vibrant and baroque lens of melodrama. Jumping freely between different timelines, Laurence Anyways beautifully articulates the kaleidoscopic and nonlinear nature of self-discovery.