While we’re still waiting on U.S. distribution for Xavier Dolan‘s last film, Tom at the Farm, the director premiered his latest work, Mommy, at Cannes this year, where he shared the prestigious honor with Jean-Luc Godard for the Jury Prize. Following a widowed single mother who is raising her violent son alone and finds new hope when a mysterious neighbor inserts herself into their household, eOne will be releasing in Dolan’s native country this fall, and today the first trailer has landed.
We landed on the negative side at Cannes, saying in our review, “Dolan is an impressive director who’s made a career out of his musical interludes and some tremendous performances. However, Mommy shows he has little tenacity for the actual materials that make up a narrative film, as the elements which made his previous pictures exciting get trapped in a mess without anything palpable to grasp. Its emotions are so convolutedly constructed that there’s no breathing room to really investigate the relationship at its core.” Running over three minutes, one can check out the trailer below for the film starring Anne Dorval, Suzanne Clément and Antoine-Olivier Pilon.
Mommy arrives in Canada, specifically Quebec, on September 19th, and has yet to secure U.S. distribution.