Watch: First Eerie Trailer for Xavier Dolan's New Film 'Tom at the Farm'
"It's me, Tom. I'm Tom." Time for something a bit odd to wake you up today. A trailer has arrived online for the new film from acclaimed Quebecois filmmaker Xavier Dolan (Heartbeats, Laurence Anyways) titled Tom at the Farm, which just premiered at the Venice & Toronto Film Festivals. Dolan stars, as he always does, in his own film as a blonde-haired boy who travels to the countryside to attend the funeral of his lover, Guillaume, where things get a bit weird. As usual, the music in this is particularly moving (the second track is part of the score from The Last Airbender) and I'm intrigued by the footage, but that's the most I can say.
Tom (Dolan) has travelled to the countryside to attend the funeral of his lover, Guillaume. There he meets Agathe (Lise Roy), Guillaume's mother, who welcomes him despite the fact that they've never met and he's just let himself in. Later that evening, Tom is confronted by Guillaume's older brother Francis (Pierre-Yves Cardinal). Francis is a monstrous embodiment of rural machismo — and ferociously repressed — and his behaviour is so far outside propriety he's even shunned by other homophobes. Gradually, it becomes clear to Tom that Francis may not let him leave. Tom at the Farm is written & directed by filmmaker Xavier Dolan, based on Michel Marc Bouchard's play. This still doesn't have a US distributor yet despite playing at TIFF.