Pro Tools
•Register a festival or a film
Submit film to festivals Promote for free or with Promo Packages

FILMFESTIVALS | 24/7 world wide coverage

Welcome !

Enjoy the best of both worlds: Film & Festival News, exploring the best of the film festivals community.  

Launched in 1995, relentlessly connecting films to festivals, documenting and promoting festivals worldwide.

A brand new website will soon be available. Covid-19 is not helping, stay safe meanwhile.

For collaboration, editorial contributions, or publicity, please send us an email here

User login

|FRENCH VERSION|

RSS Feeds 

Martin Scorsese Masterclass in Cannes

 

Filmfestivals.com services and offers

 

FilmNewYork


#"/
The Ultimate Guide To Film, Video and Entertainment In New York City

feed

NDNF Film In Focus: I KILLED MY MOTHER

 

One would imagine that a film entitled I KILLED MY MOTHER would be a wild ride of incestuous violence, but Montreal-based Xavier Dolan’s semi-autobiographical debut feature is more of a testament to the loving bonds between mother  and son, no matter how ferocious and unpleasant. The film, which marks the emergence of an enfant terrible auteur in the 20-year-old former child star Dolan, will be the closing night presentation of this year’s New Directors New Films on Sunday evening.

 

A sensation at its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival,  the film centers on Hubert (played by Dolan), a gay teenager who is desperate to escape the clutches of his mother Chantal (played by a scenery-chewing Anne Dorval). The early segments of the film are almost like a duel between opponents who are equally matched and often equally flawed. Confining the leads in claustrophobic two-shots, the early scenes crackle with all the requisite tension as mother and son carp at each other in exchanges that demonstrate Dolan’s ear for the universal language of petty grievance and emotional blackmail.  

Mixed into this kitchen sink drama are more stylized sequences, like the black-and-white interludes that present Hubert as a nouveau Rimbaud or the painting session between Hubert and boyfriend Antonin that turns carnal. Despite all the rancor and accusations, Hubert and Chantal must finally admit to themselves that these two monsters need each other as much as they deserve each other. Much like Anthony Perkins in PSYCHO, the young Hubert discovers it is not easy to escape from the shadow of a demanding Mommy…..in fact, he becomes more like Mommy than he is willing to admit.

 

The film received several awards at its debut in the Directors Fortnight section of the Cannes Film Festival and has been an international hit on the film festival circuit. In its native Canada, it has swept many film critics prizes as well as the Claude Jutra Award for its director at the Genie Awards (Canada’s equivalent of the Oscars). The film will be released in the US via Regent Releasing later this year.

 

For more information on the final weekend of films at New Directors New Films, visit: www.newdirectors.org

 

 Sandy Mandelberger, Film New York Editor 

Links

The Bulletin Board

> The Bulletin Board Blog
> Partner festivals calling now
> Call for Entry Channel
> Film Showcase
>
 The Best for Fests

Meet our Fest Partners 

Following News

Interview for Roger Corman documentary The Pope of Pop Cinema

With Roger Corman, Myriam Brough and Bertrand Tessier

Interview with AFM Director

 

Interview with Cannes Marche du Film Director

 

Interview Red Carpet King Richard Will SMITH

 

Filmfestivals.com dailies live coverage from

> Live from India 
> Live from LA
Beyond Borders
> Locarno
> Toronto
> Venice
> San Sebastian

> AFM
> Tallinn Black Nights 
> Red Sea International Film Festival

> Palm Springs Film Festival
> Kustendorf
> Rotterdam
> Sundance
Santa Barbara Film Festival SBIFF
> Berlin / EFM 
> Fantasporto
Amdocs
Houston WorldFest 
Cannes / Marche du Film 

 

 

Useful links for the indies:

Big files transfer
> Celebrities / Headlines / News / Gossip
> Clients References
> Crowd Funding
> Deals

> Festivals Trailers Park
> Film Commissions 
> Film Schools
> Financing
> Independent Filmmaking
> Motion Picture Companies and Studios
> Movie Sites
> Movie Theatre Programs
> Music/Soundtracks 
> Posters and Collectibles
> Professional Resources
> Screenwriting
> Search Engines
> Self Distribution
> Search sites – Entertainment
> Short film
> Streaming Solutions
> Submit to festivals
> Videos, DVDs
> Web Magazines and TV

 

> Other resources

+ SUBSCRIBE to the weekly Newsletter
+ Connecting film to fest: Marketing & Promotion
Special offers and discounts
Festival Waiver service
 

User images

About FilmNewYork

Mandelberger Sandy
(International Media Resources)

The Ultimate Guide to the New York Film, Video and New Media Scene.

United States



View my profile
Send me a message
gersbach.net