Tom at the Farm (Tom à la ferme)
Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival
Canada / France 2013, 95 min, Digital, Dir: Xavier Dolan
French with English subtitles
Screenings:
  • Tuesday February 25, 2014 at 7:00PM

With only three features under his belt, writer-director-actor Xavier Dolan has already established himself as Canada’s cinematic poet of desire... With Tom à la ferme, Dolan brilliantly riffs on the psychological thriller as he explores the darker reaches of ardour and attachment. Travelling to the countryside to attend the funeral of his lover Guy, bottle-blond Montrealer Tom (Dolan) meets Guy’s mother Agathe and his older brother Francis, a monstrous (and ferociously repressed) embodiment of rural machismo. As it gradually becomes clear to Tom that Francis may not let him leave, Dolan masterfully unravels a moving (and sometimes terrifying) story of loss and longing that reminds us how lethal desire can be.


This screening is part of the larger thematic series:
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