A single mother picks up her troubled, sometimes violent son from a mental institution, opening a new page in their relationship and lives. Impressive, challenging and at times disturbing cinema from Quebecois wunderkind director Xavier Dolan (he was 25 at the time the film was released). A continuation of themes from his previous works.
Great performances all around. A very interesting alternation of mood throughout the film, garnished with an unorthodox choice of aspect ratio (1:1 square) and camera style (handheld).
Loud, bold and uncompromising. One of the best films of the decade. Winner of the Jury prize at Cannes.
Mommy Cast: Anne Dorval, Antoine-Olivier Pilon, Suzanne Clément, Patrick Huard