When filmmaker Xavier Dolan was starting out, the credits in his films made them look like school projects: for his second film, the brilliant bisexual love triangle Heartbeats in 2010, Dolan not only wrote, directed and starred, but also produced, edited, designed costumes, art direction and more. Since, the list of this of 27-year-old's features has grown quite impressive: Laurence Anyways, Tom at the Farm and Mommy, along with that sumptuous video short for Adele's smash "Hello."
Dolan's latest, It's Only the End of the World starring the always-perfect Marion Cotillard, as well as Vincent Cassel (Irreversible) and Lea Seydoux (Blue is the Warmest Color), follows a gravely ill young writer who returns home to tell his family that he is dying.
Cue the dysfunction and drama.
If it's anything like his previous outings, what starts out as a simple situation will inevitably be complicated by willful and secretive characters, brought beautifully to life under Dolan's direction.
The filmmaker is currently preparing to start production on his first English-language film, The Death and Life of John F. Donovan, which continues to attract A-listers galore: Natalie Portman, Kit Harington, Jessica Chastain, Nicholas Hoult, Taylor Kitsch, Susan Sarandon, Michael Gambon, Bella Thorne, Kathy Bates, and yes--Adele--are already attached.
It's Only the End of the World won the Grand Prix at Cannes last month, and hits theaters in Canada and Europe in mid-September.
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