• GIBSONS Gibsons Heritage Playhouse, MONDAYS at 7:30pm, doors at 7pm
• SECHELT Sechelt Seniors' Centre, SUNDAYS at 2pm.
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GIBSONS March 16
Canada, 2014, 139min, drama. French (English subtitles)
Directed by Xavier Dolan
Winner at the 2014 Vancouver International Film Festival, Mommy is a powerful and heartfelt film about a recently widowed mother trying to cope with a meager job and a deeply troubled teenage son. After he is expelled from an institution for an act of arson she has no choice but to bring him home. Struggling to deal with his combustible mix of childlike vulnerability and hormone-raging sexuality and aggression, she finds new hope when a mysterious neighbor inserts herself into their household.
Cannes 2014 review: Mommy - dearest work yet from Xavier Dolan. Review by Peter Bradshaw, in The Guardian, May 2014
With Mommy, Quebec filmmaker Xavier Dolan displays a new maturity. Review by Kate Taylor, The Globe and Mail, October 2014.
Winner: Jury Prize, Cannes Film Festival 2014.
Winner: VIFF Best Canadian Feature Film Award, 2014.
Selected as Canadian entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 87th Academy Awards.
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