16 September 2012 7:46 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

It's been four years since Xavier Dolan first came to the Cannes Film Festival. Only 19 at the time, he quickly gained international admiration after his film, "I Killed My Mother," swept the awards of the festival's Director's Fortnight section. After making a quick return trip in 2010 with his well-received follow-up -- love triangle-centered "Heartbeats" -- Dolan took a year off to focus on what is clearly his most ambitious film to date, "Laurence Anyways," which premieres today in Un Certain Regard. Editor's Note: This profile was originally published during the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. Dolan's "Laurence Anyways" recently won Best Canadian Feature at the Toronto International Film Festival. Spanning a decade, the drama depicts its titular character, a man (Melvil Poupard) who decides on his 35th birthday that he wants to become a woman. This results in a considerably tumultous experience for both »


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