Laurence Anyways (2012), Xavier Dolan ★★★★★

I added this to my queue immediately after watching Xavier Dolan’s Mommy (2014), which also stars Suzanne Clément, and like Mommy, she just about steals Lawrence Anyways also. You seat yourself and strap in, and at the end of the ride, you try to reflect on what you’ve just seen. It was hours after I watched it yesterday afternoon that I reflected on the opening scene. Faces. Expressions. People looking. People looking with that look. Like there’s a hand growing out of your forehead. Then she walks into the mist and the film starts.

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One thought on “Laurence Anyways (2012), Xavier Dolan ★★★★★

  1. aaronwest

    LOVE that opening scene. I fell in love with Laurence Anyways and that prompted me to blind but the Canadian version of Mommy, which I still haven’t watched yet. Agreed about Clemént at least in LA. She is something. Looking forward to seeing her again. I think Dolan is one of the freshest and brightest new faces in international cinema.

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