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It's Only the End of the World

  • 2016
  • Canada, France
  • Directed by: Xavier Dolan
  • Cast: Gaspard Ulliel, Nathalie Baye, Marion Cotillard, Vincent Cassel

After 12 years away from his family, Louis (Ulliel) heads home to tell them that he's terminally ill, but his family is highly argumentative. Claustrophobic, laboured and uncomfortable to the point of unbearable; director Dolan describes it as his 'first film as a man' but it's not nearly as good as 2014's masterful Mommy.

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It's Only the End of the World

20 May 20163 stars

Cannes 2016: Discomforting and somewhat disappointing drama from Xavier Dolan

This is the second time Québécois wunderkind Xavier Dolan has adapted material from the stage for the big screen. His first endeavour in this respect, 2013’s Tom at the Farm, from a play written by Michel Marc Bouchard, turned out to be a suspenseful…

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