Laurence anyways [videorecording] / director, Xavier Dolan; producer, Charles Gillibert; producer, Nathanael Karmitz; producer, Lyse Lafontaine; writer, Xavier Dolan.
Publication year: 2013
Publisher: Network Releasing, 2013.
Made in 2012.
Credits: cinematographer, Yves Bélanger.
Cast: Melvil Poupaud, Suzanne Clément, Nathalie Baye, Monia Chokri, Susan Almgren, Yves Jacques, Sophie Faucher, Magalie Lépine Blondeau, David Savard, Catherine Bégin, Emmanuel Schwartz, Jacques Lavallée.
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?
BBFC code: 15.
1 videodisc (168 min.) : col.
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