Laurence Anyways, the third feature from Montreal’s Xavier Dolan, is set to screen at TIFF 2012 as part of the Special Presentations programme. The film centers around a young bohemian couple who try to weather the relationship storm of Laurence announcing he’s transgendered.
In Laurence Anyways, Laurence (Melvil Poupaud), a writer and teacher, and his girlfriend Fred (Suzanne ClÃ©ment), a film line producer live in a cozy two-person cocoon. They are contemptuous and defiant, rejecting social norms and marching to their own beat. However, when Laurence announces that he believes he’s actually a woman trapped in a man’s body, their relationship goes a bit sideways. The film follows the pair as Fred tries to figure out if she can accept Laurence as a woman, if she can be that defiant in the face of family and social pressures, and becomes a meditation on the exact nature of love and desire.
Why should you see it?
Just take a look at the gallery and the trailers. It’s worth seeing for the visual beauty alone.
Laurence Anyways is screening on Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 9:00 pm at the Visa Screening Room, and Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 9:00 am at TIFF Bell Lightbox 2.
Laurence Anyways Trailer
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