‘Laurence Anyways’ Gets An Exclusive Season In Melbourne! January 14 – February 3 @ ACMI

laurenceanywaysIf you’ve not read my gushing review of this absolutely spectacular film from Canadian film maker Xavier Dolan then click here and get yourself down to ACMI to see this flick. Seriously this thing knocked me out for how bold and assured it is!

This from the ACMI website:

Canadian wunderkind Xavier Dolan (HeartbeatsI Killed My Mother) returns with his most ambitious and visually sumptuous film to date, starring Melvil Poupaud, Suzanne Clément and legendary French actress Nathalie Baye. Laurence Anyways charts the epic love story between Laurence (the luminous Poupaud) and Fred (played with gusto and spark by Clément).Their connection is ferocious and seemingly knows no bounds until one day Laurence confesses that he is a woman trapped in a man’s body. Confused and shocked, Fred nonetheless continues their affair. When societal and familial pressures increase, however, Fred opts for a life more ordinary, only to be drawn back to the love she shares with Laurence and all its beauty and complications.With its bold, unfettered style, deliberate filmic references and sheer scale, Laurence Anyways is sure to be a divisive catalyst for audiences and critics alike. The Hollywood Reporter cited the film as “Dolan’s strongest pitch yet to have himself crowned Canada’s answer to Pedro Almodóvar” and for good reason: a passionate ode to lovers everywhere,Laurence Anyways is infused with a hyper-reality full of arresting visuals, sharp musical choices and pacing that allows the film’s emotional intensity to build to a searing finale.

“For the confidence and scale of his ambition, the young film-maker (Dolan) is unrivalled.” – Screen International“A sumptuously orchestrated love story” – The Hollywood Reporter

Dates Mon 14 Jan 2013, 5.30pmTue 15 Jan 2013, 7.15pmWed 16 Jan 2013, 5.30pm

Thu 17 Jan 2013, 7.15pm

Fri 18 Jan 2013, 5.30pm

Sat 19 Jan 2013, 3.45pm, 8.30pm

Sun 20 Jan 2013, 2pm, 6.30pm

Mon 21 Jan 2013, 7.15pm

Tue 22 Jan 2013, 5.30pm

Wed 23 Jan 2013, 7.15pm

Thu 24 Jan 2013, 5.30pm

Fri 25 Jan 2013, 7.15pm

Sat 26 Jan 2013, 5.30pm, 7.15pm

Sun 27 Jan 2013, 4.45pm

Mon 28 Jan 2013, 7.15pm

Tue 29 Jan 2013, 5.30pm

Wed 30 Jan 2013, 7.15pm

Thu 31 Jan 2013, 5.30pm

Fri 1 Feb 2013, 7.15pm

Sat 2 Feb 2013, 4.15pm

Sun 3 Feb 2013, 4.45pm