Mommy

2014
139.0'
CA
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  • Les Films Séville
Synopsis

In a very near future where parents can hand over their “problem kids” to the state and are held liable for their actions, Die (Dolan muse Anne Dorval) moves to the suburbs of Montreal after endearing blonde Steve (Antoine-Olivier Pilon)’s ADHD and violent outbursts get the better of his caretakers. Their neighbour and stuttering schoolteacher-on-sabbatical Kyla (Suzanne Clément) joins this recomposed family outside the reaches of a stifling, violent, or delusional patriarchy. Sharing a Jury Prize at Cannes with Jean-Luc Godard himself, Dolan spoke emotionally to 2014 jury president Jane Campion about his love of the French language and the need for more strong roles written for women. The best picture Jutra, best foreign film César, and endless accolades for Clément and Dorval underscored how far Québec most famous arthouse export had come from his self-produced oedipal first feature. 

Major prizes
Prix du Jury (Cannes)
Best Film (Jutra)