I Killed My Mother

Directed by Xavier Dolan

Year: 2009
Running Time: 96
Color Type: Color and B&W
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Country: Canada
Language: French with English subtitles [audio]
Booking Inquiry Shop Home Video

I Killed My Mother

Cast
Antonin Rimbaud Xavier Dolan
Julie Cloutier François Arnaud
Hélène Rimbaud Anne Dorval
Hubert Minel Jun-Sang Yu
Chantale Lemming Youn Yuh Jung

Crew
Writer Jun-Sang Yu
Produced by Jun-Sang Yu
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 While he gauges her with contempt, only seeing her out-of-date sweater and kitschy decor, the ingrained mechanisms (i.e. manipulation and guilt) of their relationship beautifully (and tragically) unravel on the big screen.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.

"Funny and audacious" - Peter Brunette (The Hollywood Reporter)

"'I Killed My Mother' is a startlingly accomplished first feature, written and directed by Xavier Dolan, now 21, who stars as a willful, tantrum-throwing teenager discovering his homosexuality while locked in battle with his divorced, controlling mother. Through most of the film, you see the high-pitched fury of their relationship, but there are moments of desperate clinging that reveal a passionate symbiosis below the rage." - Stephen Holden, The New York Times

"This just might be as close as we'll ever get to seeing 'Catcher in the Rye' on the screen. Truly hilarious." - Brandon Judell, indieWIRE

"A geniune crowd-pleaser!" - Jay Weissberg, Variety

"A stunning, semi-autobiographical tour de force from writer/director/producer/performer Xavier Dolan, it is a film with the sting of shrewdly observed truth." - Allan Hunter, Screen International

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

Press Kit

Hi-Res Poster

Hi-Res Images

Trailer Embed Code

Hi-Res Trailer

Interested in bringing I Killed My Mother to your school or library? If you'd like to have an in-class viewing, on-campus screening, or purchase the DVD for your library's collection, please contact Estelle Grosso or call (212) 629-6880 with your request.

I Killed My Mother may also be available with Public Performance Rights (PPR) and Digital Site Licensing (DSL) for colleges and universities. To purchase the DVD with PPR or DSL, please contact Estelle Grosso or call (212) 629-6880. Click here to learn more at Kino Lorber Edu.

To read more about Kino Lorber Edu's terms of use and ordering information, visit Kino Lorber Edu.

Join the conversation
@KinoLorber on Mar. 22 2017 at 11:43am
RT @ThePlaylist: Trailer For Alan Clarke’s Newly Restored, Controversial ‘Scum’ Starring Ray Winstone https://t.co/lmCqdFsRVD
@KinoLorber on Mar. 22 2017 at 11:42am
RT @davidlfear: .@MetrographNYC doing a one-week theatrical run of Alan Clarke's 'Scum' starting June 16th...mark your calendars now.
@KinoLorber on Mar. 22 2017 at 10:42am
RT @TheFilmStage: An essential viewing, Gianfranco Rosi's #FireAtSea, arrives on Blu-ray today: https://t.co/BdUfx5d24Z https://t.co/lxBKvd…
@KinoLorber on Mar. 22 2017 at 8:50am
Top that! TEEN WITCH is finally on Blu-ray, featuring interviews with cast members including @RobynLively:… https://t.co/wZZFk3Zy8c
@KinoLorber on Mar. 21 2017 at 6:27pm
RT @Chris_Coffel: 'Teen Witch' is out on Blu-ray today from @KinoLorber. https://t.co/iFYxFVU7tR
@KinoLorber on Mar. 21 2017 at 6:26pm
RT @filmfest: Holy Motors! The Lovers on the Bridge from Leos Carax is a film I've always wanted to see but missed. Thanks Scorsese & @Kino…
@KinoLorber on Mar. 21 2017 at 5:50pm
Apply by March 23 for @UnionDocs CoLab or Summer Doc Lab: experimentation, collaboration + critique in doc art… https://t.co/t5CZnh09iY
@KinoLorber on Mar. 21 2017 at 5:43pm
RT @TheFilmStage: Next month, @QuadCinema will re-open with an incredible repertory line-up. See their full April calendar: https://t.co/Ce…
@KinoLorber on Mar. 21 2017 at 3:10pm
"Irresistibly comic" (@FilmComment), Eugène Green's THE SON OF JOSEPH with Mathieu Amalric opens Friday in Boston:… https://t.co/yIk0qS4wdF
@KinoLorber on Mar. 21 2017 at 2:10pm
"THE WOUND is an extraordinary first-time achievement" says Gary Kramer of @GayCityNews: https://t.co/AjOKN0l8i4 Screens Sat + Sun at @NDNF.
Tweet Now!

Inquiries & Press

General Inquiries

Kino Lorber, Inc.
333 W. 39th St., Ste. 503
New York, NY 10018
Tel. (212) 629-6880
Tel. (800) 562-3330
Fax. (212) 714-0871

Press & Media

For publicity assistance and press inquiries please contact us by emailing rodrigo@kinolorber.com or calling 212-629-6880.

Educational

Please visit our educational site at www.KinoLorberEDU.com

For assistance with educational orders, please contact us at:

Phone:212-629-6880
Fax: 212-714-0871
Email: edu@kinolorber.com