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Xavier DOLAN

Director
Country: CANADA
Illustration
© Shayne Laverdière

Biography

Montreal native Xavier Dolan has been acting since the age of four. At the age of 20, he wrote and directed his first feature film, I Killed My Mother, which he also played the leading role in. The film brought him international critical acclaim and won several awards. It was followed by Heartbeats and Laurence Anyways, both of which received an enthusiastic reception when selected for Un Certain Regard at the Festival de Cannes in 2010 and 2012 respectively. In 2013, his fourth film Tom at the Farm was shown at the Venice Film Festival, where he was awarded the FIPRESCI Prize. His latest film Mommy has also garnered numerous awards, including the Jury Prize at last year’s Festival de Cannes and the César for Best Foreign Feature. His worldwide film career continues apace. Xavier Dolan is now working on his next feature, The Death and Life of John F. Donovan.

Films presented in Cannes

  • 2014 - MOMMY - In Competition – Feature Films Director, Script / Dialogue, Film Editor
  • 2012 - LAURENCE ANYWAYS - Un Certain Regard Director, Script / Dialogue, Film Editor
  • 2010 - LES AMOURS IMAGINAIRES - Un Certain Regard Director, Script / Dialogue, Film Editor, Actor

Awards

  • 2014 - Jury Prize - MOMMY - In Competition – Feature Films

Member of the Jury

  • 2015 - Feature films - Member