Laurence Anyways

Laurence Anyways
  • 2012
  • Canada
  • 2h 48min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Xavier Dolan
  • Written by: Xavier Dolan
  • Cast: Melvil Poupaud, Suzanne Clément, Nathalie Baye
  • UK release: 30 November 2012

Laurence (Poupaud) is a Montreal teacher who tells his girlfriend Fred (Clement) that he wants to have a sex change. Dolan’s third movie as writer/director is overwrought, overlong, mannered, pretentious and ragged – and yet beautifully crafted, touchingly acted, full of tenderness and ultimately compelling.

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Laurence Anyways

13 Nov 20124 stars

A mannered, pretentious and ragged yet beautifully crafted and touchingly performed romantic drama

Xavier Dolan is an incurable romantic. His films are drenched in an intensely cine-literate sense of longing and frustrated desire. They display the melancholy of a Wong-Kar Wai brief encounter and all the self-consciousness of a nouvelle vague…

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