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Mommy

A widowed single mother, raising her violent son alone, finds new hope when a mysterious neighbour inserts herself into their household.

Mommy is a 2014 Canadian drama film written and directed by Xavier Dolan. The story focuses on mother–son relationships, a reoccurring theme in Dolan's work, and also marks his fourth collaboration with Dorval and his third with Clément. Inspiration for this particular story was drawn from Dolan's discovery of Pilon and the music of Ludovico Einaudi.

The film debuted at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Jury Prize. It subsequently became a critical and financial success, grossing over $13 million worldwide. Mommy went on to win numerous other awards, among them nine Canadian Screen Awards, including Best Motion Picture.

'Dolan loves close-ups and he gives his actors every chance to demonstrate their talent for ringing the emotional changes in a single take.' Sydney Morning Herald

'As outrageous as it is insightful, Mommy is a mother-and-son melodrama taken to operatic heights.' Times UK

'Dolan has previously been accused of style over substance but here he draws both magnificently together. It's perhaps a little too long, but Mommy is a movie to make you feel alive.' Empire Magazine

Awards

Bodil Awards 2016 Winner of a Bodil for Best Non-American Film

Canadian Screen Awards, CA 2015 Winner of the Canadian Screen Award for Best Motion Picture, Achievement in Cinematography, Achievement in Direction, Achievement in Editing, Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role, Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role, Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, Original Screenplay, Achievement in Makeup

Cannes Film Festival 2014 Winner of the Jury Prize

CinEuphoria Awards 2015 Winner CinEuphoria Best Director - International Competition

César Awards, France 2015 Winner of a César for Best Foreign Film

Directors Guild of Canada 2015 Winner of the DGC Team Award for best Feature Film

International Cinephile Society Awards 2014 Winner of the ICS Cannes Award - Palme d'Or

Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA) 2015 - Winner IOMA for best Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress and Best Original Screenplay

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