Watch: First Trailer for Xavier Dolan's 'It's Only the End of the World'

June 28, 2016
Source: YouTube

It's Only the End of the World Trailer

"Secrets, sorrows, rancour…" The first official trailer has debuted online for the latest Xavier Dolan film, titled It's Only the End of the World, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival this year. The film is based on a play and takes place mostly inside one home. Gaspard Ulliel stars as a man who returns to his childhood home with plans to tell his family about his upcoming death, but his return reignites tensions between everyone again. The full cast includes Nathalie Baye, Vincent Cassel, Marion Cotillard and Léa Seydoux. I'm a huge fan of Xavier Dolan, but I admit this might be my least favorite film he's made. This new trailer provides a good sense of what to expect, including some of the tension between the family.

Here's the first French trailer for Xavier Dolan's It's Only the End of the World, found on YouTube:

It's Only the End of the World Poster

After 12 years of absence, Louis (Ulliel), a writer, goes back to his hometown, planning on announcing his upcoming death to his family. As resentment soon rewrites the course of the afternoon, fits and feuds unfold, fuelled by loneliness and doubt, while all attempts of empathy are sabotaged by people's incapacity to listen and love. It's Only the End of the World is the latest film written and directed by Quebecois filmmaker Xavier Dolan, of I Killed My Mother, Heartbeats, Laurence Anyways, Tom at the Farm and Mommy previously. It's based on a play by Jean-Luc Lagarce. This first premiered at the Cannes Film Festival this year. The film opens in Canada and France on September 21st, but no US date is set yet.

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Now, that's a way to make a perspective in a film narrative. Having said that, I must also say that I am fascinated by Vincent Cassel, an incredible actor indeed ... And he's not the only one worth seeing in this ...

shiboleth on Jun 28, 2016


Yea, I agree shibboleth. This has a great cast. I've always liked Cassel and will see anything Marion Cotillard is in. Having said that, I must part ways with Alex and his regard for this director. I have yet to be able to respond favorably to any of his films as they just don't resonate for me. However, I liked this trailer a lot and if Alex, having liked this director's previous work, thinks this film is not as good...perhaps that means I might actually like this one! hope so and I'm intrigued by the cast and this trailer.

Bo on Jun 28, 2016


Mommy was pretty good though.

tarek on Jun 29, 2016


Yes, yes it was.

Alex Billington on Jun 29, 2016


Mommy was fantastic, so I will probably check this one out. I haven't seen any other films from him yet, though.

Efterklang on Jun 29, 2016


Well, I'm glad you liked Mommy, did Efterklang and Alex from their replies below. I tried...and tried...and I just couldn't generate enough interest to even watch it from beginning to end. I found it a terrible bore. So it goes, as some things resonate for some and don't for others. I am very interested in this current film as I liked the trailer and as I said really like the cast...especially Cotillard and Cassel. Cheers.

Bo on Jun 29, 2016


I can understand that. Many "classic" movies that people praise a lot don't resonate with me at all. Ex: Citizen Kane, 2001 Odyssey of space, etc. I acknowledge their unique contribution in cinema history, but they don't hit me on the emotional level. on the other side, I know people who abhor Blade Runner, while I consider it as a unique movie that deserves all praises on every level ( technically, production design, visual experience, musical experience, etc.)

tarek on Jun 29, 2016


Thanks for the quick reply, tarek. Well, I do like Citizen Kane, but prefer Welles' Touch of Evil much more. I love that film! I also like 2001 and consider it a masterpiece, but it too is not my favorite Kubrick film, of whom I loved as a filmmaker. My favorite film of all time is still Barry Lyndon. What a great, great film and very, very funny. The Shining is excellent as well. As far as people who abhor Blade Runner I've never understood that and haven't wasted a whole hell of a lot of time trying to figure it fact, I'm one of the few people who prefer the original version with Ford's narration...I really liked the narration...and the director's cut didn't resonate with me anywhere near as much as the narrated version. Go figure. I agree with your assessment of the film deserving praises on every level. It does indeed! One of the very, very few films of Harrison Ford that I actually like...but I attribute that more to Ridley Scott's making of a very unique and powerful and interesting film.

Bo on Jun 29, 2016


Looks pretty intense and emotionally charged with a great ensemble cast. Will probably check it out some day....

RAW_D on Jun 28, 2016


Seydoux and Cotillard? With the direction of Dolan? ^0^

DAVIDPD on Jun 28, 2016

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