Xavier Dolan - L'uomo Vogue Backstage photoshoot 2011
He is the boy prodigy of Québec cinema, revealed by two exceptional films, "J’at tué ma mère" and "Les amours imaginaires". Actor, film director and scriptwriter, Xavier Dolan, twenty-two years old, is shooting "Laurence Anyways" in Montreal, his third film starring actor Melvil Poupaud. The theme chosen for the film is less autobiographical than the previous two.
"During the shooting of J’ai tué ma mère a costume designer told me about her love story with a transsexual: she was with a man who declared he was a woman point blank, though wanting to carry on their relationship. On a personal level I was interested in the cataclysm, not the development of the affair, that each one experiences in their own way. That very same evening I wrote thirty-five pages."
Jean-Michel De Alberti, L'Uomo Vogue, July-August 2011