On Saturday, March 21 Pioner Cinema will hold a night of Xavier Dolan’s films. The programme will include two films: “Elephant Song” (2014) and “Laurence Anyways” (2012).
“Elephant Song”, directed by Charles Binamé and starring Xavier Dolan, is an adaptation of a play by Nicolas Billon. The story is set in a well-known mental institution in the 1960s and follows the disappearance of Doctor Lawrence. The last person to see him was Michael Aleen (Dolan), his patient, who is interviewed by Dr. Toby Green, the manager of the clinic. The conversation takes them back to the past and will eventually give the clue to the doctor’s disappearance.
“Laurence Anyways” is Dolan’s third and, probably, most mature directorial effort, an universal and breathtaking love story, made with a romantic drive and sense of utter freedom. The story is set in the 1980s. The protagonist (Melvil Poupaud) enjoys wearing women’s clothes. He fails to come to terms with it and struggles to save his relationships with the woman who he is deeply and madly in love with. Their stormy relationship — with break-ups, reunions, her break-downs, his travesty escapades — lasts for two decades and ends in the 2000s.
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