Roadside Acquires Cannes Jury Prize Winner ‘Mommy’

Roadside Attractions has acquired US rights to Xavier Dolan’s Cannes Jury prize winner “Mommy.”

Dolan wrote and directed the pic starring Anne Dorval, Antoine Olivier Pilon and Suzanne Clément.

Set in a fictional Canada, where a new law allows distressed parents to abandon troubled children to the hospital system, “Die” Despres, a feisty widow, tries to cope with Steve, her wild yet charming ADHD son. While they both try to make ends meet and live under the same roof, Kyla, a mysterious neighbour, offers her help.

Roadside Attractions will release the buzzy Cannes title in the first quarter 2015.

eOne/Les Films Séville is handling direct distribution of the film in English and French Canada while Séville International had a very active Cannes and has now sold “Mommy” to over 50 countries.

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