September 13 SPECIAL EVENT
Come early for a Wine and Cheese Reception. Starts at 6:30 pm
and memberships will be on sale. Buy your $15
annual membership and save $3
on every film, or become a Friend of the
Film Society for $99 and
get into all films free until August 2011, plus receive special perks.
I killed my mother
(J’ai tué ma mère)
Canada, 2009, 96 minutes, comedy
Writer/Director: Xavier Dolan
French with English subtitles.
SCFS Fall season opening night with wine and cheese. Doors open at 6:45pm.
One of the most talked about films of 2009, 19-year-old Xavier Dolan writes,
directs and stars in J’ai tué ma mère, a French
Canadian coming-of-age story about a young gay man and his tumultuous relationship
with his mother.
The title refers to Hubert lying to his teacher that his
mother has died. She later expresses this lie as "you killed your mother,” inspiring
Hubert to write an essay with the film’s title. The film aptly examines
both sides of the teenager-parent relationship, at times being both comical
Won Best Canadian Feature Film at the Vancouver International Film
Festival in 2009 along with the Cannes Prix Regards Jeune and a total
20 other international awards.
» I killed my mother. Review by Jay Weissberg in Variety.
archetypal teen takes on his mother’s inner tiger.
Review by Rick Groen, The Globe and Mail.
with Xavier Dolan (video), by "Out at TIFF" host Matt Thomas.
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