I Killed My Mother (J'ai Tue Ma Mere)

Directed by Xavier Dolan


Focusing on the relationship between Hubert Minel (Xavier Dolan), a 16-year-old Quebecois living in suburban Montreal, and his single mother Chantale (Anne Dorval), I KILLED MY MOTHER beautifully captures the anxieties of a mother-son relationship. While he gauges her with contempt, only seeing her out-of-date sweater and kitschy decor, the ingrained mechanisms (i.e. manipulation and guilt) of their relationship beautifully (and tragically) unravel on the big screen. After its 2009 debut, I KILLED MY MOTHER was nominated for dozens of international film festival awards, and quickly became an international sensation - launching Dolan's career in the international film scene. But in the US, the film was never released: until now.


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Directors: Xavier Dolan
Cast: Anne Dorval (Hélène Rimbaud)
François Arnaud (Julie Cloutier)
Jun-Sang Yu (Hubert Minel)
Xavier Dolan (Antonin Rimbaud)
Youn Yuh Jung (Chantale Lemming)
Country: Canada
Language: French with English subtitles
Running Time: 96 Minutes


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Festivals / Awards

Awards: Best Film - Director's Fortnight (Cannes Film Festival)
Official Selection Toronto International Film Festival

DVD Features

• Theatrical trailer
• Stills gallery

Additional Material