From left, actors Suzanne Clement, Antoine-Olivier Pilon, director Xavier Dolan and actor Anne Dorval during a photo call for 'Mommy' earlier today.
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Xavier Dolan’s ‘Mommy’ debuts at Cannes to rave reviews

Xavier Dolan‘s latest film, ‘Mommy’, about a woman and her severely hyper-active son, had its big debut in official competition at the Cannes Film Festival yesterday.

It’s getting rave reviews like this one from Peter Debruge, in the entertainment trade publication, Variety.  Debruge writes, ‘It’s uncanny how much Dolan’s style and overall solipsism have evolved in five years’ time, resulting in a funny, heartbreaking and, above all, original work … that feels derivative of no one, not even himself.”

If ‘Mommy’ wins the coveted Palme D’or, Dolan would be youngest director, at 25, to win. ‘Mommy’ is part of the very strong showing from Canada this year.  Two other Canadian directors have films competing;  David Cronenberg with ‘Maps to the Stars’, and Atom Egoyan with ‘The Captive’. The results will be announced Saturday evening.

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