I Killed My Mother
Amour & Sexualité
| 96 min
| Dutch French German
Hubert Minel, 17, dislikes his mother intensely. Below the surface of the irritating traits lie the mechanisms that his mother has always cultivated so dearly – manipulation.
Hubert Minel (Xavier Dolan), a brash 17 year old, dislikes his divorced mother Chantale (Dolan regular Anne Dorval) intensely. He eyes her with contempt, only seeing her out-of-date sweater, her kitschy décor and the disgusting bread crumbs that lodge in the corners of her mouth. Below the surface of these irritating traits lie the mechanisms that his mother has always cultivated so dearly – manipulation. As if serious maternal issues were not enough, Hubert also grapples with his religious upbringing at a Catholic boarding school and his burgeoning attraction to other men. Of course, Chantale is completely unaware of this – for the time being.
“Beautiful images to die for. Reminiscent of Wong Kar-wai and Tom Ford, but Dolan is only half their age.” (Sissy Magazine)