LAURENCE ANYWAYS

Directed by Xavier Dolan I Written by Xavier Dolan
US release date: June 28, 2013
Written and directed by Xavier Dolan
Cast: Melvil Poupaud, Suzanne Clément, Nathalie Baye
168 mins, France, 2012.

Dolan's third feature is the vivid, highly orchestrated saga of Laurence and Fred, a bohemian couple living in Montreal. Their electric relationship is tested when Laurence confesses he is a woman trapped in a man's body. While Fred initially supports her partner's transformation, she succumbs to family and societal pressures and ends the affair. What ensues is the decade-long drama of a couple that cannot live together or survive apart. Laurence Anyways is the first of Dolan's films in which the director does not act. Rather, he focuses on guiding Melvil Poupaud, Suzanne Clément, Nathalie Baye, and Monia Chokri (some of whom appear in his first two films) in stunning performances that propel the gritty, textured storytelling that has become his signature. This searing meditation on gender, love, and self-fulfillment establishes Dolan as one of today's most exciting young auteurs.


Opens in the US 
- In New York on June 28

- In Los Angeles on July 5 at Laemmle Theatres - Music Hall 3 and on August 2, 2013 at Arena Cinema

This film may not be shown in all US cities, please check your local listings for exact showtimes and places.

US Distribution: Breaking Glass Pictures

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