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J’ai tué ma mère (I Killed My Mother)

Director Xavier Dolan
Year 2009
Run Time 96min
Genre Drama

The first feature from internationally acclaimed director Xavier Dolan, J'ai tué ma mère explores the fraught relationship between 16-year-old Hubert (Dolan) and his mother (Dorval). With lingering tensions from his father leaving them, they live in a seemingly constant argument, and he does everything within his power to distance himself from her on a quest that strikes a perfect balance between heartbreaking and hilarious.

This semi-autobiographical coming-of-age story launched Dolan’s career, winning three prizes at Cannes before going on to international acclaim.

“A coming-of-age tale as ferociously raw as its teller” – Rick Groen, The Globe and Mail


Xavier Dolan


Xavier Dolan


Xavier Dolan, Anne Dorval, François Arnaud




Family Relationships, LGBTQ2S+

Original Language


Canadian Distributor

K Films Amerique