I Killed My Mother (Dolan, 2009)

I Killed My Mother

An astounding debut by French-Canadian wunderkind Xavier Dolan conveying the stark reality of a mother/son relationship. The inspiring use of music, refrain, slow motion, and home video shows a creative talent as expressive as the Pollock-esque painting seen in the film. Dynamic in character and eruptive in action, the film reveals the anxious energy at the core of this always love/hate relationship between boys and their mothers. Dolan proves himself, at a young age, to not only be exceptionally conscious and self-aware but capable of channeling his insights through film.

86/100 – Excellent.


About Kamran Ahmed

I have a Masters in Cinema Studies from the University of Toronto. I work as a freelance writer and film critic in Vancouver. My writing is primarily distributed through Next Projection, an online film journal based in Toronto.
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