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Berlinale Poster Offers First Glimpse at Xavier Dolan’s ‘Tom at the Farm’

Posted by , on February 18, 2013 at 11:00 am 

Last summer, 23-year-old Canadian auteur Xavier Dolan announced his fourth film project, an adaptation of Michel-Marc Bouchard’s play Tom à la Ferme (Tom at the Farm). The filmmaker was, at that time, working on the script, and hoped to have production completed by year’s end. After months of no public developments, it seems Dolan was able to adhere to his deadline.

The publication A Life in Film spotted a poster for Tom at the Farm whilst covering the Berlin International Film Festival. Based on the warped artwork and foreboding tagline, the poster could foretell of a far more chilling film than suggested in its description: the story of a gay man who travels to his dead lover’s funeral, only to realize that his beloved’s family was not aware of their son’s sexual orientation. As we mentioned before, the outing is a perfect fit for the Dolan, whose work – such as the Cannes 2012 drama, Laurence Anyways –  explores the complicated and provocative theme of sexuality.

See the poster below:


In this psychological thriller Stockholm Syndrome, mourning and latent violence permeate a story of lies and imposters. A young ad executive travels to the country for a funeral and discovers that no one there knows his name or his relationship with the deceased.

Set deep in the farmlands of Quebec, TOM AT THE FARM tells of the growing fissure separating city and country and the respective natures of the men that reside there.

Tom at the Farm was acquired by MK2 International last month, but the company has yet to set a release date.

Does this pique your interest in Dolan’s next project?

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