"Les amours imaginaires" (Xavier Dolan, 2010)
I guess I was in love with, you know, taking the plane and landing, the cafés, the cigarettes and wind from elsewhere, his accent.
It doesn’t exist.
It’s the concept you love. You Iove the concept more than him. It’s the distance you love. But when there’s no more distance. When there’s no more ocean to cross and all there’s left to cross is a hallway…
Les Amours Imaginaires - Xavier Dolan
Les amours imaginaires aka Heartbeats (2010) - (Dir. Xavier Dolan)
" It’s a very “shallow” film. These people are into a very conceptual love. There’s no depth - they are literally in love with themselves through the eyes of a beautiful man. And it would be great if he could love them. That’s basically what’s going on. They are choosing an impossible target so they won’t have to get involved in real things. They’re very romantic, but at some point the reason why there aren’t any crying scenes is because it’s a very banal love story. I saw no reason to have anything sincere. Basically what I was trying to tell people through this film is how shallow we can be in love.” Xavier Dolan
I killed my mother (2009)
I Killed My Mother (Xavier Dolan, 2009)
J’ai tué ma mère aka I Killed My Mother (2009) - (dir. Xavier Dolan)
"I had written I Killed My Mother when I dropped out of college. All my older friends were shooting - they’re all actors or directors - and my younger friends were studying. I was really alone and wanted to get back to hard feelings I was harboring against my mom. So I wrote that and I thought, I’m the only guy who can act in this film because it’s my life. And if another director or producer takes care of this, they’re going to cast some hottie. [Laughs] I decided that I would direct it, and then I discovered that I loved directing." Xavier Dolan about making his first film
'What would you do if I died today?'
‘I’d die tomorrow.’”
— J’ai Tué Ma Mère (2009)
"I wasn’t born to have a mother." - I Killed My Mother (2009)
Mommy (2014) dir. by Xavier Dolan.