Xavier Dolan’s movie – JUSTE LA FIN DU MONDE/IT’S ONLY THE END OF THE WORLD – issued on dvd and Blu Ray

Its Only the End of the WorldJUSTE LA FIN DU MONDE/IT’S ONLY THE END OF THE WORLD (15) CANADA 2016 DOLAN, XAVIER DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
Based on the play by Jean-Luc Lagarce a writer returns to his hometown, planning on announcing his impending death to his family.

However, his mother, tempestuous siblings and beleaguered sister-in-law have their own personal grievances to air. As buried resentments threaten to surface and fits and feuds begin to unfold, all attempts at empathy are sabotaged by the family’s inability to listen and love.

Winner of the Grand Prix at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.

In French with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at – http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/french-dvds

Other dvds by Xavier Dolan

mommyMOMMY (15) 2014 CANADA DOLAN, XAVIER IN FRENCH £19.99

A widowed mother decides to home school her ADHD-suffering son. Although she is struggling for money and patience, how far is she prepared to go to better her son’s future?

In French with English subtitles.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PRESS KIT

Laurence AnywaysLAURENCE ANYWAYS (12) 2012 CANADA DOLAN, XAVIER IN FRENCH     £15.99
Xavier Dolan writes and directs this French-Canadian romantic drama about the effect of a sex change on a long-standing heterosexual relationship. Literature teacher Laurence (Melvil Poupaud) and his partner Fred (Suzanne Clément) have shared a long and stable marriage, but Laurence has been harbouring a secret. One day he announces to Fred that he feels he has been living a lie for years, and that he can no longer go on living as a man when he knows that he is meant to be a woman.

Initially shocked and saddened, Fred eventually pledges to support Laurence throughout his transition and aim for a shared future. However, the pressure on their relationship proves greater than either could have anticipated. Can their partnership survive such a monumental change?

In French with English subtitles

DVD available at – http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/french-dvds

SBCC Film Reviews – http://sbccfilmreviews.org/?p=24551

I Killed My MotherI KILLED MY MOTHER (15) 2009 CANADA  CANADA DOLAN,   IN FRENCH      £15.99
Hubert Minel doesn’t love his mother. The seventeen-year-old regards her with haughty contempt, and sees only her dated sweaters, kitsch decorations and the breadcrumbs that get stuck on the corner of her lips when she munches. In addition to these irritating surface details, there are also the cherished family mechanisms of manipulation and guilt. Confused by a love/hate relationship which obsesses him more and more each day, and desperate to escape the suffocating atmosphere of his mother’s working-class, suburban home, Hubert drifts through the mysteries of an adolescence both marginal and typical: artistic discoveries, illicit experiences, the opening-up to friendship, sex, and ostracism.

The directing debut of young French-Canadian actor Xavier Dolan is a cathartic, fiercely compelling evocation of turbulent late adolescence. Visually stunning, with exquisite performances from Dolan himself – as the volatile, verbally savage Hubert – and a highly acclaimed cast including Anne Dorval and Suzanne Clément, I Killed My Mother was the winner of 22 international film awards in 2009, including three categories at Cannes.

In French with English subtitles

DVD available at – http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/french-dvds

Review at – http://www.indiewire.com/article/review-xavier-dolans-mother-marks-the-birth-of-a-new-talent

New York Times review – http://movies.nytimes.com/2013/03/13/movies/i-killed-my-mother-a-xavier-dolan-film.html?_r=0

HEARTBEATS
HEARTBEATS/LES AMOURS IMAGINAIRES  (15) 2010 CANADA DOLAN, XAVIER IN FRENCH    £15.99
Drama chronicling a love triangle between three 20-something metrosexual friends in Montreal: Marie (Monia Chokri), Frankie (Xavier Dolan) and Nicolas (Niels Schneider).

In French with English subtitles

DVD available at – http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/french-dvds

New York Times review – http://movies.nytimes.com/2011/02/25/movies/25heart.html

La Folie D'amourLA FOLIE D’AMOUR: THE XAVIER DOLAN COLLECTION (15)     £28.99
Contains – Heartbeats/I Killed My Mother/Laurence Anyways

In French with English subtitles

DVD available at – http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/french-dvds

French film SISTERS (L’ENFANT D’EN HAUT) gets UK dvd release

SISTERL’ENFANT D’EN HAUT/SISTER (15) 2012 FRANCE     MEIER, URSULA     £15.99
Ursula Meier directs and co-writes this mysterious French drama set in a Swiss ski resort. Every day, twelve-year-old Simon (Kacey Mottet Klein) catches the cable car up the mountain to an upmarket ski resort near his home in the Swiss Alps in order to steal food, money and equipment from the wealthy guests in order to support himself and his older sister Louise (Léa Seydoux). According to Simon, his parents are dead, and Louise does all she can to avoid the responsibilities of taking care of him.

Tension and ambiguity build as the facts of Simon’s past and future become more and more uncertain.

DVD available at – http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/french-dvds

New York Times film review – http://movies.nytimes.com/2012/10/05/movies/sister-directed-by-ursula-meier.html?_r=0