Xavier Dolan’s Cannes Jury Prize-winning film is a tale of motherhood and boyhood and the excruciating ties that bind. Mommy takes place in drab Quebecois suburbia where tramp stamps peek above bedazzled jeans and everyone’s got a story to tell. Teenaged Steve (Antoine Olivier Pilon), struggling with ADHD, has been kicked out of juvie and sent back to his single mother, Diane (Anne Dorval). She puts her own life on hold to help him move towards a rehabilitated life so they can both thrive. Their tension is offset by a third person, Kyla (Suzanne Clément), a quietly mysterious neighbour who’s slowly drawn into their world, intrigued by Steve and Diane’s tilt-a-whirl home life.
“Shocking, wildly inventive. Xavier Dolan has made his best film yet.” — The Guardian