Laurence Anyways (2012)

Not Rated  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  28 June 2013 (USA)
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A drama that charts ten years in the relationship of a male-to-female transsexual's relationship with her lover.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Susan Almgren ...
Journaliste (as Susie Almgren)
Michel Lafortune
Andrée Belair
Magalie Lépine Blondeau ...
Charlotte (as Magalie Lépine-Blondeau)
Catherine Bégin ...
Mamy Rose
Emmanuel Schwartz ...
Baby Rose
Jacques Lavallée ...
Dada Rose
Perrette Souplex ...
Tatie Rose (as Perette Souplex)
Patricia Tulasne ...
Shookie Rose
David Savard ...
Monique Spaziani ...


The movie highlights ten years in the life of a literature teacher named Laurence who transforms himself into a woman after years of concealing his feelings. Her tremulous relationship with her family is further complicated by revealing herself to them while she struggles to find comfort with her significant other Frédérique. Though others may not initially accept or understand Laurence in her true form, those who knew her before her transformation still know her as Laurence, anyways. Written by ~mEp

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Laurence Para Sempre  »

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Final theatrical film of actress Catherine Bégin, who passed away a year after its release. See more »


Fred Belair: You have crossed the borders of my life, of my town, of my street. All that's left is my front door. I think you know where to find me.
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References Fanny and Alexander (1982) See more »


The Four Seasons - The Summer
Music by Antonio Vivaldi
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Fantastic movie, let's get started
11 February 2013 | by See all my reviews

I finally watched Laurence Anyways & was not disappointed. The story had truth dripping from every fiber. I'm just blown away by the whole production. Some visually breathtaking scenes that create absolute magic are just the icing on the cake, top notch all the way. The acting was powerful & spot on, not once did I see the actors and not the characters. I'm not familiar with the director but based off of this movie I'm intrigued to look a little deeper.

Laurence Anyways should be destined to become a cult classic once it finds a wider audience, and not just in the gay/trans-gendered community. Calling it a potential cult classic doesn't do it justice though as it has the values of an Oscar contender in my opinion. If the story sounds in the least but interesting to you, you would be doing yourself a huge disservice to let this one pass you by. It's long at over two and a half hours but doesn't drag, it's one of those movies that you hope will never end.

Is this movie Canadian? The credits would suggest so, if it is it's the best Canadian movie I've ever scene (I'm Canadian & have seen more then a few). Don't let that sound like personal bias as I went in not knowing anything about it's production. If this movie doesn't (or hasn't) won awards then there is no justice in the world of cinema.

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