New Music Video-Esque Trailer for Xavier Dolan's 'Laurence Anyways'
Breaking Glass Pictures has debuted a trailer for the US release of Xavier Dolan's Laurence Anyways, starring French actor Melvil Poupaud as the title character. The film premiered at Cannes last year, where I first saw it and very much enjoyed it. It's almost 3 hours long (at least the cut I saw) and is an epic, but beautiful and mesmerizing look at the life of a man who wants to be a woman, and his best friend Fred, played by Suzanne Clément (with the crazy red hair). Yea, it sounds odd, but Dolan (Heartbeats) has a unique visual-musical style that plays well and enhances the story. It's set during the 80s/90s, so there's an outstanding soundtrack as well and some of that is used here to make the trailer music video-esque. Enjoy!
The story of an impossible love between Fred (Clément), a woman, and Laurence (Poupaud), a man who reveals his inner desire to become his true self: a woman. Set during the late 80s/early 90s, the story spans a decade, chronicling the doomed love of Fred and Laurence, as well as the trials and tribulations they face.
Laurence Anyways is both written & directed by young Quebecois actor and filmmaker Xavier Dolan, who has directed few award-winning Cannes-playing French-language indie films including I Killed My Mother and Heartbeats previously. This premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2012. It was eventually picked up by Breaking Glass Pictures for US release. Laurence Anyways will open in US theaters this June. Curious?