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Xavier Dolan        

French-Canadian Filmmaker and Actor Known for his Film "Mommy" at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival

Xavier Dolan is a Canadian actor and filmmaker.

Dolan was born in Montreal, Quebec. Formerly a child actor in films such as "J'en suis!," "Le Marchand de sable" and "La Forteresse suspendue" and television series such as "Omertà, la loi du silence," Dolan attracted international attention when his first film as a director and screenwriter, "J'ai tué ma mère," won three awards from the Director's Fortnight program at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.

"J'ai tué ma mère" has been sold to more than 20 countries. After "J'ai tué ma mère," he directed his second feature film "Les Amours Imaginaires (Heartbeats)." It follows the infatuation of two friends with the same mysterious young man. Inevitably, their friendship suffers. It premiered in the Un Certain Regard category at the 63e Festival de Cannes in May 2010, to a standing ovation, and it won the top prize of the Official Competition at the Sydney Film Festival in June.

As of September 2009, the Québec-specific French-language dubbed version of the animated series "South Park" features Dolan as the voice of Stan. His voice work also included narrating the National Film Board of Canada's 2010 animated documentary "Lipsett Diaries."

Dolan is gay, and he has described "J'ai tué ma mère" as being semi-autobiographical.

His third film "Laurence Anyways" was selected to compete in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.

In May 2012, Dolan announced that his fourth film would be an adaption of Michel Marc Bouchard's play "Tom at the Farm." It received its world premiere in the main competition section at the 70th Venice International Film Festival in September 2013.

His film "Mommy" was selected to compete for the Palme d'Or in the main competition section at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.


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