“LAURENCE ANYWAYS” BY XAVIER DOLAN WINS THE ART CINEMA AWARD IN HAMBURG
The CICAE is proud to announce that “LAURENCE ANYWAYS” by Xavier Dolan (Canada, France, 2012, 168 min) has received the ART CINEMA AWARD at the 2012 HamburgFilmFest.
Xavier DOLAN had already received the ART CINEMA AWARD for his first feature film “I KILLED MY MOTHER” at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival in the Director’s Fortnight Selection.
Synopsis : Set in the 90’s, Laurence tries to salvage his relationship with his fiancée Fred after revealing to her his aspirations of becoming a woman. Laurence Anyways is the story of a wild and unusual love.
The Jury’s Verdict : Graceful and powerful, effortlessly staged and with an astonishing intensity, young Canadian director and author Xavier Dolan succeeds in creating a colorful, musically and emotionally charged piece on the challenging topic of transsexuality. Dolan proves he is more than capable of expressing this melodramatic love story revealed through gorgeous details.
Being a man, being a woman and being human at the same time are fundamental questions reflected by Dolan’s film. Therefore this movie has the potential of reaching a young audience with usually little affinity for arthouse productions.
The jury :
* Raphael Lie (CH), Kult.Kino AG, Bâle