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Canada’s ‘Laurence’ gets U.S. distrib

Xavier Dolan film won best Canadian feature at Toronto

Breaking Glass Pictures has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Xavier Dolan’s “Laurence Anyways,” which won the best Canadian film prize at the Toronto Film Festival.

The French language film made its debut at the Cannes Film Festival with Suzanne Clement winning a best actress award in the Un Certain Regard category. It also won the Queer Palm Award. “Laurence Anyways” centers on a romance between a young couple, and the tests that love faces when the man decides to transition into a woman.

Rob Nelson wrote in his review for Variety at Cannes: “Fully immodest and intermittently astonishing, Xavier Dolan’s epic melodrama ‘Laurence Anyways’ charts a male-to-female transsexual’s tumultuous relationship with a straight woman but stands to polarize more on the basis of its stylistic politics than its sexual ones. Indeed, the clearest achievement of Dolan’s typically self-indulgent eye-popper comes in equating its gender-bending protagonist’s metamorphoses with those in any relationship that lasts for years.”

It’s the third film from Dolan following “I Killed My Mother” and “Heartbeats.” Breaking Glass picked up Michael Mayer’s “Out in the Dark” at Toronto.

The deal was negotiated between Breaking Glass Pictures’ CEO Rich Wolff and Victoire Thevenin for MK2.

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