“Laurence Anyways” by Xavier Dolan

“Laurence Anyways” by Xavier Dolan

Laurence Anyways

Director: Xavier Dolan
Cast: Melvil Poupaud, Suzanne Clément, Nathalie Baye
Prd Info: 168 mins, Drama/Romance, United Kingdom, 2012

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Winner of the 2012 Queer Palm and Best Actress (Un Certain Regard) award at the Cannes Film Festival, this is the third film from Xavier Dolan (I KILLED MY MOTHER, HEARTBEATS), the multi award-winning, 23-year-old French-Canadian director. LAURENCE ANYWAYS is an epic story of love in transformation, between a woman named Fred and a transgender woman named Laurence.Set in the early 90’s, Laurence (Melvil Poupaud) tells his girlfriend Fred (Suzanne Clément, I KILLED MY MOTHER) that he wants to become a woman. In spite of the odds and in spite of each other, they confront the prejudices of their friends, ignore the council of their families, and brave the phobias of the society they offend. For 10 years, they try to live through this transition, and embark on a journey which, unbeknownst to them, may cost Fred and Laurence their love.

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Queer Screen Film Fest 2013 screening

Date: Sunday, 22 September 2013
Venue: The Newtown Hotel, 174 King Street, Newtown, NSW
Time: 5.00 pm