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Laurence Anyways (2012)

 -  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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Perrette Souplex ...
Tatie Rose (as Perette Souplex)
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Shookie Rose
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Albert
Monique Spaziani ...
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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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Denise Filiatrault as a waitress, has to be some kind of "clin d'oeil" at Michel Tremblay's work. See more »

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Laurence Alia: Our love wasn't 'safe,' but it wasn't dumb. What is it you want, Fred? What is it? A child? A house? I can give you that. I'll change.
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Written by Chris Payne, Midge Ure and Billy Currie (as Billie Currie)
Performed by Steve Strange
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23 December 2013 | by (France) – See all my reviews

With this film, Xavier Dolan confirms his excellent style. The starring is incredibly well-chosen (distinction for the actress). A photography without mistake, there are numbers of beautiful shots. And too a good soundtrack, that is very eclectic (french's or qubecois's songs, classical's songs as Brahm or Bethoveen, or rock ballads), and first and foremost an original screenplay. In fact, I found the plot very interesting because I don't know film about the transsexualism. For a discovery, we can't dream a better movie.

So, check out his film (Les amours imaginaires, J'ai tué ma mère are too to discover).

A young film maker watch this space. The Quebecois's cinema too.


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