BFI London Film Festival: Tom At The Farm
After the success of 2012’s Laurence Anyways, Xavier Dolan returns
Xavier Dolan could make you sick, he's so talented. The darling of Canadian cinema is only 24, but has a body of work well ahead of his years. Here, he presents Tom at the Farm (Tom à la ferme). After Tom’s boyfriend dies, he must travel to the sparse Quebec countryside for the funeral, only to be faced with a wildly grieving mother, a darkly brooding brother, and the knowledge that their relationship has been kept a secret. Dolan fully grasps at the rawness of the rustic setting, toying with the enigmatic conventions of psychological thrillers. Seating allocated on arrival.
"...his most mature, complex, and strangely romantic film to date."