This latest work from Canada’s endlessly inventive and provocative Xavier Dolan (I Killed My Mother, Laurence Anyways) follows a grief-stricken man who visits his dead lover’s parents — only to discover that they were unaware of their son’s sexual orientation.
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Dolan, himself, his Self (and his hairstyle!!), his persona, his acting, is, as usual, the awful thing about this movie. And his inability to think about frames, to compose a film, to structure it. This said, maybe because of a solid script and its latent appliances, the sex tension in it, this is, by far, the only watchable Dolan’s film, at least until now.
So dark, with such an oppressive vibe and feel to it. The scene where they both danced in the ceiling felt a bit offbeat with the film, and the arrival of Sara confused things a little... But overall this film is great and so very tense. Nice cinematography, not too "showy", but effective. Excited for "Mommy"!
I don't think this is worse (neither better) than his previous films, it felt like something completely different but yet under his style. The psychotic Francis was really hard to read, making him more interesting than any character. And one thing's for sure: Dolan can do thriller and we hope to see more of it.
Dolan se desprende sorpresivamente de todo su colorido exceso y las formas videocliperas para construir un relato que se inscribe en la mejor tradición del thriller sofocante. Secretos y represiones se tensan en un retrato de homoerotismo campestre, donde la rugosidad de una familia descompuesta por la ausencia le sirve a Dolan para acercarse a un terreno hasta ahora desconocido en su obra. Y no le sale nada mal.